Ethmia heptasema (Turner, 1898)
ETHMIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have grey wings, with a satin sheen to them, and a pattern of black dots on the fore wings. They have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading

    Jerry A. Powell,
    Biology and Immature Stages of Australian Ethmiid Moths (Gelechioidea),
    Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera,
    Volume 20 (1981), Number 4, pp. 214-234.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of New Micro-Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), p. 213.


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    (updated 15 June 2011, 15 January 2013)