Coracistis erythrocosma Turner, 1941
STATHMOPODINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coracistis erythrocosma
(Photo: courtesy of Marko Mutanen)

The adult moths of this species are mainly black, with some faint white marks on each forewing, and red patches on the head and thorax. The hindwings are dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Coracistis erythrocosma
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 370, No. 134.


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    (written 30 June 2019)