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


(Photo : courtesy of George Gibbs, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are black with a coppery iridescence, each with several white patches. The hindwings are plain black. The head is white and hairy. The legs are black and white. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • Tasmania.


    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, 30-32.


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    (written 17 February 2016)