Cosmet Moth
Lined Cosmet Moth
Burnt Cosmet Moth (Macrobathra cf alternatella)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Insects (Insecta)
Order: Butterflies & Moths (Lepidoptera)
Family: Seed Borer (:Gelechioidea Cosmopterigidae)
Species: Burnt Cosmet Moth (Macrobathra cf alternatella)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
We didn't get to catch this one, so didn't get size details nor ventral shots. Small

It's white striped antennae are very distinctive, while the white wing patches are quite variable.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 08-Nov-2018
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.