Stathmopodidae - Uncovering Gondwana
Stathmopoda melanochra Meyrick, 1897 (Stathmopodidae)

Stathmopoda melanochra Meyrick, 1897 (Stathmopodidae)

Stathmopoda melanochra Meyrick, 1897 (Stathmopodidae, Stathmopodinae). This tiny moth could actually be a related species as the scale patterns are somewhat different from all published images of S. melanochra. Stathmopoda, previously included within the highly diverse Oecophoridae, comprises about 300+ species mainly in the Indo-Australian and Afrotropical regions. Highly brushed hind tibia are characteristic of the family.

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