Cosmaresta archedora (Turner, 1944)
(formerly known as Philobota archedora)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cosmaresta archedora
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Walkerville, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have dark brown forewings, each with two white bands: one broken and one with a yellow smudge. The hindwings are plain brown, fading to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Cosmaresta archedora
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Walkerville, Victoria)

The species has been found in

  • 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. 99-100.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 259, No. 1701.


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    (written 18 January 2015)