Azaleodes brachyceros Nielsen, 1987
PALAEPHATIDAE,   PALAEPHATOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a scattering of dark dots, and a dark diagonal band from the wingtip to a dark-edged white spot on the middle of the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown.

Azaleodes brachyceros
oops: no abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ebbe Schmidt Nielsen,
    The recently discovered primitive (non-Ditrysian) family Palaephatidae (Lepidoptera) in Australia,
    Invertebrate Taxonomy,
    Volume 1 (1987), p. 223.


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    (written 20 April 2019)