Tonza purella (Walker, 1864)
(previously known as Rhigognostis sera)
PLUTELLIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tonza purella
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Hervey Range, Queensland)

The adult moth is off-white, with a black dot at the tip and tornus of each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

It is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • 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. 1011, No. 1.


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    (written 2 February 2017, updated 4 October 2020)