Blastobasis scotia Turner, 1947
BLASTOBASIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are pale brown each with a darker transverse band, and that have fringes along the inner margin that are longer than the width of the rest of the wing. The hindwings paler and narrower, and have fringes along the costa and even longer ones along the inner margin. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been 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. 68.


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    (written 7 August 2015)