Stagmatophora argyrostrepta Meyrick, 1897
COSMOPTERIGINAE,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stagmatophora argyrostrepta
(Photo: courtesy of Deb Ralph, Macarthur, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths have dark brown forewings which can have about four ragged or incomplete shiny white transverse bands. The hindwings are pale brown, and may have some white spots. The antennae are as long as the body, and along the lower two thirds are black with white spots, and are white along the distal third. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species occurs in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII: Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 353, No. 102.


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    (written 11 Jauary 2019)