Limnaecia polycydista (Turner, 1926)
(formerly known as Limnoecia polycydista)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Limnaecia polycydista
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

These adult moths are black with three pale yellow bands on each forewing. The hindwings are grey with dark wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, plate 5.13, p. 254.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), p. 142.


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    (written 10 October 2014)