Hierocrobyla lophocera Turner, 1923
LYONETIINAE,   LYONETIIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each fading paler along the costa and along the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 0.7 cm.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland.

    The moths are similar to Hierocrobyla sporodectis except for extraordinary spikes at the base of each antenna.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 180.


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    (written 18 March 2019)