Hypsidia microspila (Turner, 1942)
(formerly : Baryphanes microspila)
DREPANIDAE,   DREPANOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species rusty-brown forewings each with a vague partial narrow reddish mid-wing streak. The hindwings are pale rusty-brown. The head and thorax are dark rusty-brown, and the abdomen is paler brown. The forewings have recurved wingtips. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species lives in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Fragmenta lepidopterologica,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 53 (1941), p. 78, No. 43.


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    (written 15 April 2019)