(previously known as Chrysoryctis hypocritica)
PERISSOMASTICINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base, and a broad irridescent brown margin, and a shadowy dark line along the costa ending in a triangle at the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown with dark wingtips. The thorax is dark brown, and the head is a fuzzy yellow. The moth has a wingspan up to 2 cms.
The species is found 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. 551, No. 110.
(written 6 February 2019, updated 22 November 2020)