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

Labdia leucombra
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with some white lines along the wing, and a black spot on the margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.

Labdia leucombra
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 345, No. 87.


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    (written 12 November 2018)