PECTINIVALVINAE, NEPTICULIDAE, NEPTICULOIDEA
(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
The pupa is brown, and formed in the leaf-mine.
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
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.
(written 11 January 2020)