(previously known as Myelois cosmiella)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moths of this species have grey forewings that are each crossed by some postmedial zigzag lines, and an anteromedial pale bar which is sometimes transected by a dark chevron pointing to the tail. The hindwings are white, shading to brown at the margins. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. I. Crambites,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 3, Part 3 (1879), p. 212.
(written 21 January 2021)