Acmosara polyxena Meyrick, 1887
HELIOCOSMA Group,   TORTRICOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Acmosara polyxena
(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 some indistinct pale bands. The hindwings are pale silvery brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 4 (1887), p. 1043.


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    (written 23 December 2018, updated 13 April 2021)