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

Macrobathra nephelomorpha
(Photo: courtesy of Matt Campbell, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

This Caterpillar has been found feeding on

  • Green Wattle ( Acacia decurrens, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings each with vague variable markings often including one or more broad dark stripes along part of the wing, and two pale spots on the costa. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards brown wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • 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), pp. 820-821, No. 504.


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    (written 11 February 2017)