Limnaecia callimitris Meyrick, 1897
COSMOPTERIGINAE,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Limnaecia callimitris
(Photo: courtesy of Katarina Christenson, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths have black forewings which are each crossed by four off-white bands, and have an off-white spot by the wing-tip. The hindwings are pale grey. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found 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. 365, No. 99.


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    (written 31 March 2021)