Ethmia eupostica Powell, 1985
ETHMIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on plants in the family BORAGINACEAE.

The adult moths have a white head with a black collar, and a white thorax with a black spot each side, The forewings are white, with a pattern of black spots. The hindwings are white with grey-brown wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Northern Territory,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 24.14, p. 248.

    Jerry A. Powell,
    Taxonomy and geographical relationships of Australian ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea),
    Australian Journal of Zoology Supplement,
    Volume 112 (1985), p. 20.


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    (written 8 July 2016)