(formerly known as Tinea tryphera)
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillar of this species has a brown head, and a dark greenish grey body with black second and final abdominal segments. The caterpillar is flattened, and tapers at both ends. It has a full complement of prolegs. The caterpillar lives in a shelter composed of food-plant leaves joined with silk. The caterpillar has been found feeding on
The caterpillar pupates in a dense white cocoon spun between leaves of its food-plant.
The forewings of the adult moth are dark brown, each with a yellow line along the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale grey. The head is pale yellow, and the thorax brown with a yellow stripe. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), pp. 541-542, No. 91.
(written 22 April 2019)