Opostega orestias Meyrick, 1880
OPOSTEGIDAE,   NEPTICULOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

This moth has off-white forewings, each with a brown mark near the middle of the hindmargin. The forewing tips are brownish, each with a prominent black dot. The hindwings are white. The moth has a wingspan of about 0.7 cm.

In Australia: this moth has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. III. Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 5, Number 2 (1880), p. 175.


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    (written 20 April 2019)