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

Carposina hyperlopha
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with pale markings including a set of pale grey ovals along the costa and around the margin. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins. The brown scales along the forewing costas can be raised as a set of tufts. The forewing hindmargins are concave. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 57 (1947), p. 65.


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    (written 2 June 2019)