Carposina neurophorella (Meyrick, 1879)
(formerly known as Epischnia neurophorella)
CARPOSINIDAE,   COPROMORPHOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is off-white. The head and thorax and forewings each have dark stripes. The hindwings are darken twoard the wing-tips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New Zealand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • New South Wales,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. II. Crambites,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 4, Number 2 (1879), pp. 232-233.


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    (written 2 June 2019)