Nemophora opalina (Meyrick, 1912)
(formerly known as Nemotois opalina)
ADELIDAE,   INCURVARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nemophora opalina
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have reddish-brown forewings, each with a black base, and a gold band across the middle containing dark parallel streaks, and a broad metallic brown marginal area. The hindwings are a translucent grey-brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.3 cms. Their antennae are nearly twice as long as the wings.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera (Tineae) Fam. Adelidae,
    Genera Insectorum,
    Volume 133 (1912), p. 6, No. 27, Footnote 1.


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    (written 16 March 2019)