Macrobathra callipetala Turner, 1932
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macrobathra callipetala
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have black forewings with bold white patches. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 57 (1932), pp. 271-272, No. 54.


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    (written 3 February 2013)