(previously known as Blabophanes argillacea)
TINEINAE , TINEIDAE , TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Landcare Research Ltd., New Zealand)
The caterpillars of this species carry silk cases around with them. The caterpillars have been found feeding on :
The adult moth has speckled fawn forewings which each have a dark patch, and shiny buff hind wings. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI: Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1891), p. 528, No. 69.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, pp. 43, 163, 168, 169.
(updated 14 September 2012)