Lepidoscia glabrella (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Sentica glabrella)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)

The adult has an orange head, black thorax, black forewings, each with a white area at the base, three irregular broken sometimes incomplete transverse white bands, and sometimes a white mark near the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown with darker wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 508.


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    (writen 24 January 2017)