Scruffy Case Moth
(formerly known as Tinea moretonella)
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The forewings of the adult male moth of this species are off-white, and crossed by ragged dark bands. The hindwings are black. There is a dorsal crest of black scales on the thorax. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1812-1813.
(written 21 March 2015, updated 25 March 2018, 15 August 2019, 4 October 2020)