(one synonym is Creobota coccophthora Turner, 1931)
PHYCITINAE, PYRALIDAE, PYRALOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Namadgi National Park, Australian Capital Territory)
The Caterpillars of this species feed on
The caterpillars live in a loose silk shelter among the Scale Insects.
The moth has grey forewings each with a speckled dark streak along costa, a dark comma shape near the middle, and a broad dark band along the margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig 32.8, etc.
Émile Louis Ragonot,
Nouveaux genres et espèces de Phycitidae et Galleriidae,
Paris, 1888, p. 8.
Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
A Guide to Australian Moths,
CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 29.
(written 10 February 2019)