Tritymba xanthocoma Lower, 1894
(one synonym : Paraphyllis scaeopa Meyrick, 1907)
PLUTELLIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has brown wings, head and thorax. The hairs on the hindwing hindmargins are yellow. The underside of the abdomen is yellow. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

It is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 110.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), p. 140, No. 275.


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    (written 8 June 2019)