Carposina chaetolopha Turner, 1926
(one synonym is Carposina dascioptera Turner, 1947)
CARPOSINIDAE,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has pale brown forewings, with variable darker brown markings including a vague dark-edged pale spot near the middle. The hindwings are off-white, and have a sinuous margin. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 50 (1926), p. 131.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 57 (1947), p. 67.


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    (written 3 June 2019)