Carmentina pyristacta (Turner, 1913)
(formerly known as Glyphipteryx pyristacta)
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a narrow silver margin and silver lines across parts of each wing, and a large pale yellow triangle on the hind margin. The hindwings are dark brown shading to yellow at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 213.


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    (written 22 November 2018)