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Narrow-winged Moth - Cosmopterix sp.

Family Cosmopterigidae

This page contains information and pictures about Narrow-winged Moths that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.

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. 
From reference information their larvae are miner on grasses or sedges. 
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Pictures were taken on Jan 2011, Daisy Hills

1. Australian Moths Online - CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences 2011.   
2. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.

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Last updated: August 07, 2011.