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 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
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 14 March 2019)