Allotropha percussana (Walker, 1864)
(formerly known as Orosana percussana)
HYPERTROPHIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has dark forewings, each with a white area aaround the base, some white marks along the costa, and three white-edged black spots on the margin. The hindwings are grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 30 (1864), p. 998, No. 1.


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    (written 28 March 2019)