Limnaecia cirrhosema (Turner, 1923)
(formerly known as Limnoecia cirrhosema)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Limnaecia cirrhosema
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)

These adult moths are black with a pale yellow cap on the head, and with three white bands on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 36 (1923), p. 69.


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    (written 25 January 2017)