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

Macrobathra heminephela
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The Caterpillars of this species appear to feed exclusively on

  • Silver Wattle ( Acacia dealbata MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths have dark brown forewings with bold cream patches. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been reported in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: XII: Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 10, Part 4 (1886), p. 806, No. 483.


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    (updated 21 August 2012, 9 October 2013)