Ptyssoptera tetropa (Meyrick, 1893)
(formerly known as Tinea tetropa)
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 brown, each with a pale yellow stripe along the hind-margin, and two large white spots on the costa. The hindwings are white with darkish wing-tips. The head is white, and the thorax brown with a white stripe. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • > South Australia.


    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. 541, No. 90.


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    (written 22 April 2019)