Macrobathra vividella (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Laverna vividella)
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Macrobathra vividella
female, lithograph by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Laverna vividella,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXL, fig. 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have black forewings each transversed by three broken white bands. The hindwings are brown.

Felder & Rogenhofer reported that the species occurs in Australia.


Further reading :

Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 13, and also Plate 140, fig. 6.


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(written 6 June 2014)