Labdia ceraunia (Meyrick, 1897)
(formerly known as Pyroderces ceraunia)
COSMOPTERIGINAE,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, Mudgeeraba, Queensland)

This moth is golden brown with some narrow iridescent streaks on the forewings. The eyes are red. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Graham J. McDonald,
    Moths - The Weird and the Wonderful,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 68 (March 2013), pp. 13-16,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 346, No. 88.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 85.


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    (written 7 February 2014)