(previously known as Blabophanes argillacea)
TINEINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)
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 variable dark central patch, often containing a white spot. The hindwings are a shiny off-white. 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, 14 August 2019, 22 November 2020, 8 February 2021)