Carposina loxolopha Turner, 1947
CARPOSINIDAE,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has variable patchy brown forewings, each commonly with a dark brown spot near the middle, and sometimes one or two vague incomplete white stripes. The hindwings are off-white with darker wingtips. The forewings have sinuous hind-margins. The labial palps are long and hairy. These and the head, thorax and abdomen are off-white. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    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)