Tanaoctena ooptila Turner, 1913
GALACTICIDAE,   GALACTICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths have brown forewings each with variable dark markings, but always including at least one small dark round spot near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in the arid regions of Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 205.


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    (written 18 September 2017)