Atalopsycha atyphella Meyrick, 1880
(one synonym: Bedellia ipomoeae Bradley, 1953)
BEDELLIINAE ,   LYONETIIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of E. Meyrick)

The adult moths of this species are white with three stippled brown areas on each forewing: One near the middle of the wing, one near the wingtip, and one at the tornus. The hindwings are off-white. There are off-white fringes of hairs on the trailing edge of each forewing, and around the whole of each hindwing. The antennae are nearly as long as the forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera III Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 5, Number 2 (1880), p. 177.


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    (written 24 June 2017)