Ethmia anthracopis (Meyrick, 1902)
(formerly known as Psecadia anthracopis)
ETHMIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have a black thorax with white spots, and white wings, with a pattern of black spots on each forewing and grey-brown wing-tips to the hindwings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera (Oecophoridae),
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 165-166.


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    (written 2 July 2016)