(previously known as Tinea colleta)
MYRMECOZELINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Victor Fazio, Tinonee, New South Wales)
The adult moth of this species has pale yellowish brown forewings, each with a ragged dark stripe along the centre from base to tornus, forking to similar shorter bands to the wingtip and along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown with a reddish tinge. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in eastern 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 (1892), p. 539, No. 87.
(written 10 January 2019, updated 22 November 2020)