Glyphipterix chrysoplanetis Meyrick, 1880
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo : courtesy of Nick Monaghan)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are black, each with two large pale yellow elongated spots, and a number of white partial stripes on the costa near the wingtip. The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 5, (1880), pp. 238-239.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, pp. 62, 166.


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    (updated 5 May 2011, 9 February 2013)