STATHMOPODINAE , OECOPHORIDAE , GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species have been found living inside :
on various Wattles ( MIMOSACEAE ), including :
The adult moths have brown forewings each with a white diagonal stripe near the base. The hindwings are plain off-white. Each wing has an extensive hairy fringe to the inner margin. The wingspan is about 1.4 cm.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
The insect fauna inhabiting Uromycladium (Uredinales) rust galls on Silver Wattle (Acacia dealbata) in Tasmania,
The Australian Entomologist, Volume 29, Part 3 (September 2002), pp. 81-95.
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 22.14, p. 226.
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 319.
(updated 14 May 2008, 5 March 2017)