Eupselia iridizona Lower, 1899
HYPERTROPHIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has forewings that are yellow each have complex markings including a large dark brown patch with a purple sheen along the margin, and a tapering set of seven eyespots along the margin. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), pp. 115-116.


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    (written 12 September 2018)