(previously known as Tinea fraudulens)
PERISSOMASTICINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species is dark brown, with a yellow blotch near the margin. and a very broad yellow band across the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species is found in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 3.17, p. 185.
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 5, Volume 16 (1885), pp. 437-438, No. 842, and also Plate 11, Fig. 12.
(updated 5 February 2009)