Ptyssoptera lativittella (Walker, 1864)
(formerly known as Elachista lativittella)
PALAEPHATIDAE,   PALAEPHATOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are pale yellow, each with a central brown stripe which has variable rusty-red shading. The hindwings are white, each with a brown wingtip. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 30 (1864), p. 898, No. 93.


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    (written 22 April 2019)