Diasceta terpnopis (Turner, 1944)
(type labelled Philobota exquisita)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Diasceta terpnopis
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph, listed as Diasceta ternopis)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings that each have a dark brown bar across the middle, a dark brown submarginal band, a dark brown edge to the basal costa, and some dark brown spots. The hindwings are pale plain brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales.


    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. 390-392.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), pp. 268-269 No. 1824.


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    (written 2 December 2018)