Cosmopterix macrula (Meyrick, 1897)
(formerly known as Cosmopteryx macrula)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cosmopterix macrula
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths have dark brown forewings, each with some white lines and a white-edged gold patch near the middle. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22, Part 2 (1897), pp. 339-340, No. 81.


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    (written 8 October 2014)