Glyphipterix perimetalla Lower, 1905
Five-bar Sedge-moth
(one synonym : Glyphipteryx tripselia Meyrick, 1907)
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Glyphipterix perimetalla
(Photo : courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have metallic brown forewings, each with two short dark-edged white streaks near the base, and five dark-edged transverse white bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria.


    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. 129-130, No. 260.


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    (written 2 January 2017, updated 18 January 2021)