Glyphipterix leucoplaca (Turner, 1913)
(one synonym : Glyphipteryx tripselia Meyrick, 1907)
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Glyphipterix leucoplaca
(Photo : courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Pipeclay Lagoon, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have dark metallic brown forewings, each with white markings including several largeish nearly triangular white patches. Each forewing is finely ridged. The hindwings are brown, shading paler toward the hind-margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Glyphipterix leucoplaca
(Photo : courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Pipeclay Lagoon, Tasmania)

The species has been found in

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

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), pp. 217-218.


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    (written 8 October 2019, updated 17 October 2019)