(previously known as Tinea pyrotricha)
MYRMECOZELINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a mauve sheen, and sometimes with a large W-shaped white patch on the costa. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.
The species has been found in eastern 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 (1892), p. 536, No. 79.
(written 10 January 2019)