Source: Pohl, GR, Patterson, B, and Pelham JP. 2016 [unpublished]. Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. EXCEL version 1.1. (15 June 2016)
Wingspan 12-14 mm. Forewing white, dark brown and orange brown, many brown scales with gray bases. Hindwing fuscous, cilia pale buff. Head with tongue white with a few brown flecks; first segment of labial palpus white with a dorsal brown saddle, second segment white with an incomplete brown band near base and a brown band on outer and anterior surfaces before apex, third segment white with a brown ring at one-fourth and a brown ring before apex.
HOLOTYPE: male, Madera Canyon, 4880ft., Santa Rita Mtns., Aug. 23, 1959, R.W. Hodges.
DEPOSITION: Cornell University (CU type no. 4224)