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


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

The adult moth has off-white forewings, each with variable patchy brown markings, several scattered dark brown spots across the middle, several more along the costa, and an interrupted dark line along the margin. The hindwings are off-white, and have a sinuous margin. The labial palps are long and hairy. These and the head, thorax and abdomen are off-white. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Contributions to our knowledge of Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 57 (1947), p. 66.


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    (written 3 June 2019)