(one synonym : Hieroxestis praematura Meyrick, 1909)
HIEROXESTINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
This Caterpillar has been found feeding in various types of decaying vegetation including
The adult moth has fawn forewings and shiny buff hindwings, and has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species was originally found in New South Wales, but now has spread around the world, and occurs in
as well as in 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 (1891), p. 567, No. 139.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, pp. ix-x, 10, 246-252, 263, 279.
(updated 13 August 2011)