COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These adult moths have yellow forewings, each with dark markings, including a broad dark band across the middle, and at the tornus. The hindwings are brown. The head and thorax are brown, but the abdomen is yellow. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in
The placement of this species in COSMOPTERIGIDAE is controversial. It is also sometimes placed in HELIODINIDAE or in STATHMOPODINAE in OECOPHORIDAE.
Further reading :
Volume 1 (1915), p. 316.
(written 9 February 2013, updated 1 September 2019)