Epermenia exilis Meyrick, 1897
Shark Moth
EPERMENIIDAE ,   EPERMENIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epermenia exilis
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

This adult moth has brown forewings, each with a vague incomplete split orangish stripe, and a wide scattering of dark dots, including a series of four dark dots along the inner margin. The hindwings are grey, becoming brown towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 431, No. 253.


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    (written 16 April 2017)