Tasmantrix fragilis Gibbs, 2010
MICROPTERIGIDAE,   MICROPTERIGOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


(Photo : courtesy of George Gibbs, Shoalhaven, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are black with a purple iridescence, each with a white transverse band, a white splodge near the base, and some white spots, including a larger one at the wingtip. The hindwings are plain black. The head is covered in long white scales. The legs are cream. The wingspan is about 0.8 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    George W. Gibbs,
    Micropterigidae (Lepidoptera) of the Southwestern Pacific: a revision with the establishment of five new genera from Australia, New Caledonia and New Zealand,
    Zootaxa,
    Volume 2520 (2010), pp. 6, 17-22, 24-25.


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    (written 17 February 2016)