Pectinivalva caenodora (Meyrick, 1906)
(formerly known as Nepticula caenodora PECTINIVALVINAE ,   NEPTICULIDAE ,   NEPTICULOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Erik J. van Nieukerken, Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, Leiden, Netherlands)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dark brown, each with pale brown streaks along the costa and the inner margin. The hindwings are dark brown with broad fringes. The wingspan is about 6 mm.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Bass Strait.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), pp. 58-59.


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    (written 4 March 2017)