(Photo : courtesy of Bart Hacobian, Millaa Millaa, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have forewings that are black with a purple iridescence, each with a white band across the middle, and some white streaks near the margin. The hindwings are grey, darkening toward the margins. The head is covered with long white scales. The wingspan is about 0.8 cms.
The species has been found in
The adult moths are often found on the flowers of Silky Tamarind ( Guioa lasioneura, SAPINDACEAE ). Possibly they like the nectar or pollen from that plant species.
Further reading :
George W. Gibbs,
Micropterigidae (Lepidoptera) of the Southwestern Pacific: a revision with the establishment of five new genera from Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand,
Volume 2520 (2010), pp. 6, 17-22, 32-33.
(written 14 February 2016, 29 March 2017)