Aureopterix sterops (Turner, 1921)
(formerly known as Sabatinca sterops MICROPTERIGIDAE ,   MICROPTERIGOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo : courtesy of George Gibbs, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white wings, with two broken black or brown transverse bands, and a brown area along the margin, of each forewing. The head is covered in long white scales. The legs white, with black joints. The wingspan is about 0.8 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    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. 7, 37-38, 40-41.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Observations on the structure of some Australian Lepidoptera Homoneura including the diagnoses of two families,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1921, p. 598.


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    (written 17 February 2016)