Cosmoclostis aglaodesma Meyrick, 1886
PTEROPHORINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley

Cosmoclostis aglaodesma
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This Caterpillar is reported to feed on the flowers of:

  • Malay Hushbeech ( Gmelina arborea , LAMIACEAE ), and
  • Teak ( Tectona, LAMIACEAE ).

    The adult moth is brown with several short white stripes along each forewing, and white markings along the abdomen. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On some Lepidoptera from New Guinea,
    On the classification of the Pterophoridae,
    1886, pp. 12-13.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 185.


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    (created 16 October 2001, updated 13 May 2012)