ERECHTHIINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are off-white, with a brown head and a brown second segment. The caterpillars have been found boring into the stems of
leaving a pile of refuse around the mouth of their borehole. The caterpillars pupate in the refuse pile.
The adult moth has brown forewings each with a dark-edged white streak, and white chevrons pointing at an eye-spot on the margin. The hindwings are brown with dark veins. The head is white. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 19.20, etc.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. IV. Tineina,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 1, Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), pp. 266-267.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, fig. 660, etc.
(written 10 February 2019, updated 22 November 2020)