Macrobathra sarcoleuca Meyrick, 1915
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths have black forewings with bold white bands and patches. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Macrobathra sarcoleuca
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in :

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), p. 296.


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    (written 7 February 2013)