Tisobarica thyteria (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Hoplitica thyteria)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tisobarica thyteria
(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has yellow forewings with several dark brown bands across them. The brown bands have an iridescent blue shine which fades in dead specimens. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 344, 348-349.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XI. Oecophoriidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 3 (1889), pp. 1596-1597.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 19 October 2018)