Lepidoscia characota (Meyrick, 1893)
(previously known as Xysmatodoma characota)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult has black forewings, each with four irregular white bands. The hindwings are off-white. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1893), p. 504, No. 32.


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    (writen 24 January 2017)