Macrobathra aphristis Meyrick, 1889
COSMOPTERIGINAE,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macrobathra aphristis
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths have dark brown forewings each with a broad off-white band and five off-white patches. The head is white with a dark brown collar, and the thorax is white. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

Macrobathra aphristis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Number 4 (1889), p. 1677, No. 749


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    (written 1 February 2021)