(previously known as Aeraula dioctis)
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)
These caterpillars have been found feeding on grasses ( POACEAE ) including :
The adult moths have forewings which are dark brown with yellow blotches. The hindwings are yellow with a margin of long black hairs. The moth has an orange abdomen which has a tuft of black hairs on the tip. The moths only have a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.28, p. 266.
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 370, No. 133.
(updated 31 March 2013)