Ethmia praeclara Meyrick, 1910
(one synonym: Ethmia hilarella Turner, 1898)
ETHMIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings, with a satin sheen to them, with a pattern of black dots. The hindwings are yellow with black tips. They have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species occurs across Asia, including:

  • India,
  • Philippines,
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Malayan Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, pp. 460-461.


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    (written 1 April 2003, updated 31 May 2010, 11 October 2013)