Blastobasis phaeopasta Turner, 1947
BLASTOBASIDAE,   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 are off-white with dark marks around the margin, two dark spots near the middle, and scattered brown marks concentrated into two broken dark diagonal stripes across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 57 (1947), p. 70.


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    (written 17 April 2019)