Lycid-mimicking Moth
Grey Bark Moth
Leaf-case Moths
Wattle Concealer Moth
Banded Concealer Moth I
Banded Concealer Moth II 
Purple Banded Concealer I
Purple-banded Concealer II
Banded Concealer Moth III 
Tube Concealer Moth
Tunnel Concealer Moth 
Banded Concealer Moth IV
Concealer Moth Caterpillars
Banded Timber Moth
Gum Tree Borer Moth
White Timber Moth I
Mottled Timber Moth
Bark Timber Moth
White Timber Moth II
Timber Moth Caterpillars 
Small Grey Moth
Small Banded Moth
Narrow-winged Moth 
Gelechid Moth 
Long-horned Moth
Unknown in this Group


Family COSMOPTERIGIDAE - Narrow-winged Moths

Order Lepidoptera

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
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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
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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 information.

1. Moths of Australia - I. F. B. Common, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p251.
2. A Guide to Australian Moths - Paul Zborowski, Ted Edwards, CSIRO PUBLISHING, 2007, p84. 
3. Northern Territory Insects, A Comprehensive Guide CD - Graham Brown, 2009.


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Last updated: August 07, 2011.