HIEROXESTINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
This Caterpillar has been found boring into a stem of
The adult moth is dark brown, with a broad yellow band over the basal half of each forewing. There are some blue specks in the brown area of each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Microlepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 47 (1923), p. 182.
(updated 12 September 2012)