Idioses littleri Turner, 1927
COSSIDAE ,   COSSOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Idioses littleri
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are dappled grey or brown, with two large vague expansive white bands across each wing. The hindwings are plain brown. There is a dark hairy crest behind the head. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera, Part II,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1926, p. 163.


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    (written 26 December 2016, updated 27 December 2016)