Glyphipterix calliscopa Lower, 1905
(one synonym : Glyphipteryx brachyaula Meyrick, 1907)
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a short white streak from the base, and about five broken dark-edged white transverse lines, and also a submarginal group of short parallel black bars. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.


(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland ?,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, No. XXII,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 29 (1905), p. 112.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), pp. 127-128, No. 254.


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    (written 5 July 2019)