- This page contains pictures and information about Moths in
family COSMOPTERIGIDAE that we
found in Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
- Moths in this family are from very small to small in size. They are
usually black, grey or white in colours. The labial palps are long and recurved.
The wings are long and narrow.
- The larvae are borer in stems, seeds or forming galls. Some are predators
of scale insects.
- Small Banded Moth
- Macrobathra callispila, body length 10mm
- From reference infromation their larvae feed on Acacia and tie those
leaves together for shelters. Please check this page
for more information.
- Narrow-winged Moth
- Cosmopterix sp., body length 10mm
- Cosmopterix is a large genus of tiny narrow-winged moths. They can
be recognized by their dark wings with transverse markings, with fine white
lines and metallic scales. Head and thorax often have longitudinal white
lines. Please check this page for more
- 1. Moths
of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990,
- 2. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007,
- 3. Northern
Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.
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