Limnaecia tetraplanetis (Meyrick, 1897)
(one synonym : Macrobathra tetraplanetis Meyrick, 1886)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Limnaecia tetraplanetis
(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

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera: XVII: Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 367, No. 128.


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    (written 3 February 2013)