Heteropsyche micromorpha Perkins, 1905
EPIPYROPIDAE ,   ZYGAENOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This moth was originally bred from a parasite on a

  • Lantern Fly (FULGORIDAE).

    The adult moth has dark brown wings which look speckled because the wing scales detach very easily with handling. The forewings are twice the span of the hindwings. The wingspan is about 7 mm.

    The species occurs in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Robert Cyril Layton Perkins,
    Leaf-hoppers and their natural enemies (Pt. II. Epipyropidae) Lepidoptera,
    Bulletin of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association Experimental Station,
    Entomological Series 1 (1905) p. 83, No. 3.


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    (written 8 April 2017)