Myconita plutelliformis (Snellen, 1901)
(previously known as Ceratophora plutelliformis)
DICHOMERIDINAE ,   GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Myconita plutelliformis
drawing by Pieter C. T. Snellen, listed as Ceratophora plutelliformis
,
Beschrijvingen van nieuwe exotische Tortricinen, Tineinen en Pterophorinen,
Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, Volume 44 (1901), Plate 6, fig. 4,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

These adult moths have dark brown forewings each with a broad pale stripe along the inner margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been reported in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Pieter Cornelius Tobias Snellen,
    Beschrijvingen van nieuwe exotische Tortricinen, Tineinen en Pterophorinen,
    Tijdschrift voor Entomologie,
    Volume 44 (1901), p. 84, and also Plate 6, figs. 4-4a.


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    (updated 1 June 2011)