Blastobasis tarda Meyrick, 1902
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 band and two dark spots, 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.


(Photo: courtesy of Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research)

The species has been found in :

  • New Zealand,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 10.4, p. 251.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera (Oecophoridae),
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 170.


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    (updated 29 June 2012, 27 April 2015)