Glyphipterix palaeomorpha (Meyrick, 1880)
(one synonym : Glyphipteryx tripselia Meyrick, 1907)
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have metallic brown forewings, each crossed by several incomplete black-edged white chevrons in the marginal half, and with a prominent black spot at the wing-tip. The hindwings are fawn. The wingspan is about 0.8 cms.

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

The species has been found in

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

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. IV. Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 5, Number 2 (1880), pp. 242-243.


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    (written 21 July 2019)