Macrobathra arrectella (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym : Macrobathra argonota Meyrick, 1886)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macrobathra arrectella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths have black forewings with bold white bands and patches. The hindwings are brown.

The species has been recorded in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 643, No. 351.


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    (written 7 October 2014)