Anarsia epiula Meyrick, 1904
CHELARIINAE,   GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anarsia epiula
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings, each speckled with a dark dots and spots, some forming a broken band across the middle. The moth has substantial very hairy labial palps. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 418, No. 246.


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    (written 8 September 2018, updated 17 October 2018)