(one synonym : Scardia porphyrea Lower, 1893)
SCARDIINAE , TINEIDAE , TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species feed on :
The caterpillars bore tunnels into the fungus, and live and pupate in their tunnels.
The adult moth has a speckled brown pattern on the forewings, and plain brown hindwings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species is found in north-eastern Australia, in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 3.5, p. 183.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI: Tineidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1891), pp. 523-525, No. 64.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993.
(created 5 September 2007, updated 15 September 2012)