Rectangular Ermine Moth
YPONOMEUTINAE, YPONOMEUTIDAE, YPONOMEUTOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)
The adult moth has speckled brown forewings, each with a straight costa, giving a rectangular shape. The hindwings are pale brown. Its resting posture has the head down and the rest of the body pointing diagonally straight up backward. Its active posture is the opposite. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), p. 582, No. 156.
(written 31 March 2013, updated 14 October 2018, 17 October 2020, 8 February 2021, 24 April 2022)