(previously known as Lozostoma stereodyta)
HIEROXESTINAE, TINEIDAE, TINEOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings each with a brown patch by the tornus and a transverse brown bar. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.
The species is found over most of Australia, including:
Further reading :
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.
Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVII: Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 417, No. 228.
Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
Tineid Genera of Australia,
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993.
(updated 25 May 2010, 14 August 2019, 20 November 2029)