Batrachedra liopis Meyrick, 1897
BATRACHEDRIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are speckled brown, and that have fringes along the hind margin that are longer than the width of the rest of the wing. The hindwings narrower, and have fringes along the costa and even longer ones along the hind margin. The wingspan is about 1.5 cm.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 308, No. 19.


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    (written 30 December 2018)