Roscidotoga lamingtonia van Nieukerken, van den Berg, and Hoare, 2011
PECTINIVALVINAE,   NEPTICULIDAE,   NEPTICULOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Erik J. van Nieukerken and the 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

  • Yellow Carabeen ( Sloanea woollsii, ELAEOCARPACEAE ).

    The pupa is brown, and formed in the leaf-mine.


    (Photo: courtesy of Erik J. van Nieukerken and the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The adult moths have dark brown forewings, each liberally scattered with metallic blue scales, particularly near the base. The hindwings are dark brown. The wingspan is about 5 mm.

    The species has been found in Lamington National Park on the borders of

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Erik J. van Nieukerken, Cornelis van den Berg, & Robert J. B. Hoare,
    A new species of the endemic Australian genus Roscidotoga Hoare from rainforests in southern Queensland (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae),
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 154 (2011), pp. 193-201.


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    (written 11 January 2020)