(one synonym is Carcantia pterophoralis Walker, 1859)
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Dunn Rock Reserve, Western Australia)
The adult moths of this species have fawn forewings, with a few dark spots, and darker areas along the costa and margin and a dark splodge at the tornus. The hindwings are paler with paler dark spots and splodges. The forewings each have a slightly concave costa, a slightly concave margin, and a concave hind-margin. In its resting position, the moth creases its wings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
in Boisduval & Guenée:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 237, No. 209.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 17 (1859), p. 425, No. 1.
(written 14 May 2019, updated 19 November 2020)