Macrobathra ceraunobola Meyrick, 1886
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macrobathra ceraunobola
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The adult moths have black forewings each with four partial white bands, including one at the base. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards brown wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), p. 818, No. 501.


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    (written 26 January 2017)