(one synonym : Macrobathra tetraplanetis Meyrick, 1886)
COSMOPTERIGINAE, COSMOPTERIGIDAE, GELECHIOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are black with white heads and with four large white spots on each forewing. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera: XVII: Elachistidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 22 (1897), p. 367, No. 128.
(written 3 February 2013)