(previously known as Xysmatodoma adelopis)
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Bendigo, Victoria)
The adult male and female moths of this species have forewings that are grey with darker grey speckles, each having a dark base, a dark broad 'W' (or 'M') shaped mark on the costa, and a dark mark near the wingtip. The females have a yellow anal tuft. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 40.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), p. 496, No. 17.
(updated 25 July 2007, 27 January 2019, 28 May 2020)