Gibbovalva quadrifasciata Stainton, 1863 (Gracillariidae)
Gibbovalva quadrifasciata Stainton, 1863 (Gracillariidae, Gracillariinae). The constantly twirling antennae are twice the length of wings. The larval food plants are almost exclusively in the Lauraceae, including Neolitsea dealbata where they mine the leaves. The species does not appear to have been recorded south of the Australian Wet Tropics. It is alternatively placed in the Tineoidea or Gracillarioidea superfamily. We have adopted the latter.
Characteristically, the moth holds its head very high, legs splayed, with the wing tips touching the substrate. The eyes are bright red.