Imma melanosphena Meyrick, 1918
(wrongly identified as Imma atrosignata Turner, 1913)
IMMIDAE,   IMMOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

These adult moths have brown forewings, each with a vague dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are brown with a prominent pair of black stripes. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

This species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1918), p. 192.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), pp. 206-207.


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    (written 15 March 2019)