Samiksha Jaiswal

Microcolona celaenospila

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Elachistidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Microcolona

Microcolona celaenospila is a moth in the Elachistidae family. It was described by Turner in 1916. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from New South Wales.

The wingspan is 9-10 mm. The forewings are whitish, suffused with grey (especially towards the costa) and with dark fuscous irroration. There is a blackish discal spot which is narrowly ringed with whitish. There is a second spot preceding the first on the fold and a third in the disc at three-fourths. There is also a blackish apical dot surrounded with whitish. The hindwings are grey.

References

Microcolona celaenospila Wikipedia


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