(previously known as Incurvaria purella)
PERISSOMASTICINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base and a broad dark brown margin. The head has a tuft of yellow hair. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.
The species has been found in :
Peter B. McQuillan, Jan A. Forrest, David Keane, & Roger Grund,
Caterpillars, moths, and their plants of Southern Australia,
Butterfly Conservation South Australia Inc., Adelaide (2019), p. 44.
Tortricites & Tineites,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 28 (1863), p. 491, No. 17.
(updated 1 September 2008, 26 April 2019)