STATHMOPODINAE, OECOPHORIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings which each have a prominent white line across the middle, a white line along the costa, and several other white patches. The hind margin of each wing is heavily fringed with hairs. The hindwings are narrow and plain greyish-brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The moth is inclined to rest with its head down.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22, Part 2 (1897), p. 325.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 183.
(updated 9 May 2012, 10 January 2015, 25 November 2020, 23 April 2021)