Piestoceros conjunctella (Walker, 1863)
(formerly: Incurvaria conjunctella)
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a vague dark patch near the middle. The hindwings are yellow, each with a wide brown margin and a brown band along the hind-margin. The head and the thorax are dark brown. The wingspan of the male moth is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 491, No. 16.


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    (written 10 April 2019)