Eupselia callidyas Meyrick, 1915
HYPERTROPHIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eupselia callidyas
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are dark brown with a purple sheen, and that each have complex markings including a large yellow triangle across the middle, and a tapering set of four eyespots along the margin. The hindwings are brown with a broad white band along the costas. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Tortricidae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), p. 306.


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    (written 12 September 2018)