(previously known as Xylorycta melanochrysa) XYLORYCTIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
These adult moths have pale yellow forewings, each with broad dark brown bands at the base, midwing, and margin. The thorax is pale yellow, and the head dark brown. The hindwings are brown with yellow fringes. The legs are pale brown with yellow joints. The wingspan is about 2 cms.
The species has been found in :
Further reading :
Telecrates, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
Blog, Friday, July 2, 2010.
(updated 28 May 2011, 12 July 2019)