Roscidotoga sapphiripes Hoare, 2000
PECTINIVALVINAE,   NEPTICULIDAE,   NEPTICULOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to be leaf-miners.

The adult moths have dark brown forewings, each with a pale mark half-way along the costa The hindwings are pale brown with broad fringes. The head is yellow and hairy. The wingspan is about 0.5 cm.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    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.


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    (written 14 March 2019)