Pectinivalva commoni Scoble, 1983
PECTINIVALVINAE,   NEPTICULIDAE,   NEPTICULOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


oops: abdomen is missing
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The Caterpillars of this species are leaf miners, eating the flesh beween the upper and lower epidermis of a leaf of their food-plant. They feed on the leaves of Gum Trees such as

  • Alpine Ash ( Eucalyptus delegatensis, ( MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have forewings that are a uniform dark brown. The males have a purple sheen. The hindwings are brown with broad fringes. The wingspan is about 5 mm.

    The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Malcolm J. Scoble,
    1983 A revised cladistic classification of the Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of new taxa mainly from South Africa,
    Monographs of the Transvaal Museum,
    Volume 2, p. 13, figs 10, 51, 103.


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    (written 13 March 2019)