Azaleodes micronipha Turner, 1923
PALAEPHATIDAE,   PALAEPHATOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Azaleodes micronipha
(Photo: courtesy of the 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 sometimes a vague dark diagonal band from the wingtip to the middle of the hind-margin, and sometimes two large irregular white spots. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1922), p. 192.


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    (written 21 April 2019)