Coscinoptycha improbana Meyrick, 1881
CARPOSINIDAE,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coscinoptycha improbana
(Photo: courtesy ofthe Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with a scattering of grey-brown dots, and several dark marks along the costa, and two irregular dark blotches in the middle. The males also have a half-naked raised membrane running along the middle of the wing The hindwings are white. The body is orange, but covered in white hair. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

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

The species occurs in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. VI. Tortricina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 6, Number 3 (1881), p. 701.


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    (written 28 December 2018)