Sosineura mimica (Lower, 1893)
(previously known as Heterocrossa olbiodora)
CARPOSINIDAE ,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sosineura mimica
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has fawn forewings, each with a comlex pattern including a dark mark near the middle of the costa. The hindwings are white. It has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in the southern half of Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 29.20, p. 318.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), pp. 168-169.


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    (updated 18 February 2010, 9 October 2013)