OECOPHORINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Bronwyn King, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has grey speckled forewings, each with a variable dark complex pattern at the base and around the margin. The hindwings are fawn, darkening toward the wing-tips. The scales behind the head can be erected to form a crest. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Ian F.B. Common,
Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
CSIRO Publishing, 2000, p. 419-420, 423.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 3 , Number 4 (1889), p. 1575, No. 588.
(written 24 January 2021)