STATHMOPODINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Wendy Moore, Melbourne, Victoria)
The adult moth of this species is yellow with a broad dark brown margin, and an irregular broad dark brown transverse band on each forewing. The hindwings are dark brown with yellow tips. The hind margin of each wing has a hairy fringe wider than the wing itself. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species is found over much of Australia, including
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 226.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22, Part 2 (1897), pp. 324-325.
(updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015, 20 January 2016)