Ethmia thoraea Meyrick, 1910
ETHMIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings, each with a pattern of black spots, and yellow hindwings with black wing-tips. The head is grey with a black collar. The thorax is grey with black spots. The abdomen is yellow with a black spot on the back of each segment. The wingspan is about 2.7 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions Malayan Micro-lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, pp. 461-462.


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    (written 30 March 2019)