PECTINIVALVINAE, NEPTICULIDAE, NEPTICULOIDEA
oops: missing abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The Caterpillars of this species are leaf-miners, feeding on the flesh between the upper and lower epidermis of leaves of
The adult moths have dark brown forewings, each with two incomplete off-white bars across the wings. The hindwings are pale brown with broad fringes. The head is yellow and hairy. The thorax is an iridescent pink. The wingspan is about 5 mm.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Robert J.B. Hoare,
A new genus of primitive Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) from eastern Australia, with a revised diagnosis of nepticulid subfamilies,
Journal of the Linnean Society of London,
Zoology, Volume 128 (2000), pp. 297-298.
(written 17 March 2019)