Original description 
Trichoptilus ceramodes, n.s.
♂, ♀, 14mm. Head and thorax light ochreous. Antennae ochreous, with a blackish line above. Palpi pale ochreous, base white, second joint reaching above middle of face. Abdomen light ochreous, with an obscure interrupted blackish line on each side of the back; apex in male with two white obliquely ascending tolerably appressed hair pencils, valves small. Legs white, longitudinally lined with dark fuscous; posterior pair banded with brownish ochreous on middle and apex of tibiae and apex of 1st joint of tarsi. Fore wings cleft from middle, segments linear; light ochreous; a small brown spot near inner margin before one-fourth; a cloudy fuscous spot on base of 2nd segment; 1st segment with broad cloudy fuscous basal, median and apical bands; costal cilia grey, with white spots between the bands; rest of cilia grey, with a few whitish scales, a white bar at anal angle, and another on lower margin before middle of 2nd segment. Hind wings cleft firstly from before one-third, secondly from base, segments linear; rather dark fuscous; cilia light ochreous-greyish, inner margin of 3rd segment with a row of white hair scales, without black scales.
This species appears to be destitute of black scales in the cilia of both wings.
Sydney, New South Wales; Port Lincoln, South Australia; two specimens in September and November.
- , “On the classification of the Pterophoridae”, Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, pp. 1-21, 1886.