Cosmaresta anarrecta (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Philobota anarrecta)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cosmaresta anarrecta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have complex brown, white and yellow patterns on each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown, fading to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further Reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. 16, 94, 97-100.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XV: Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), p. 1620, No. 1.


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    (written 17 January 2015)