(one synonym is Tinea amandatella Walker, 1863)
Bird Nest Moth
TINEINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Christine Darwood, at Flynn, Australian Capital Territory)
This adult moth has speckled dark brown forewings each with a ragged cream stripe along the hind margin, and a pale spot in the middle of the wing. The hindwings are a plain grey. There is a crest of cream hairs on its head. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species has been found in
as well as in Australia in :
Further reading :
James Brackenridge Clemens,
Contribution to American Lepidopterology,
Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia,
Volume 11 (1859), pp. 257-258.
(written 14 January 2017, updated 5 December 2017)