(one synonym : Macrobathra crymalea Meyrick, 1886)
COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The caterpillars of this species have been found in silk shelters feeding amongst the buds and pods of various Wattles ( MIMOSACEAE ) including
The adult moths have black forewings with bold white bands and patches. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.
The species occurs in :
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 24.18, p. 253-254.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 29 (1864), p. 644, No. 352.
(written 3 February 2013, 17 September 2013)