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

Tisobarica thyteria
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has yellow forewings with several brown bands across them. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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, 10 January 2015)