Streniastis thermaea (Lower, 1897)
(formerly known as Paltodora thermaea)
GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths are pale brown with darker brown streaks and blotches. The hindwings are dark grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(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 :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), pp. 271-272.


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    (written 23 September 2018)