Thapsinotypa anthemodes (Meyrick, 1886)
(one synonym : Borkhausenia tetraphaea Turner, 1916)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thapsinotypa anthemodes
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species of have off-white forewings each with a dark brown base, an irregular brown patch on the hind margin, and an irregular brown 'V' shaped transverse band adjacent to the margin. The hindwings are grey-brown. The head is off-white, and the thorax dark brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Part 4 (1886), pp. 780-781, No. 432.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), pp. 337-338.


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    (written 19 July 2019)