Phyllocnistis atractias Meyrick, 1906
PHYLLOCNISTINAE ,   GRACILLARIIDAE ,   GRACILLARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


oops: no abdomen!
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

This moth has a fringe of hairs around the edge of each wing. The forewings are shiny white with brown wing tips. The wingspan of the moth is about 0.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 64.


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    (updated 21 October 2001)