Ptyssoptera melitocoma (Meyrick, 1893)
(formerly known as Tinea melitocoma)
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 blotchy brown. The hindwings are satin white. The head is yellow, the thorax brown and the abdomen grey. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), p. 542, No. 92.


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    (written 22 April 2019)