Limnaecia scoliosema (Meyrick, 1897)
(formerly known as Limnoecia scoliosema)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Limnaecia scoliosema
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Ocean Grove Nature Reserve, Victoria)

These adult moths are black with a white head, and with three white bands on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 366, No. 126.


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    (written 25 January 2017)