Macrobathra rubicundella (Walker, 1864)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macrobathra rubicundella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

These adult moths have orange forewings each with several fuzzy dark brown bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 649, No. 364.


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    (written 11 October 2014)