Psychanisa guttata Walker, 1855
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The male adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings each with about four dozen white spots, some of which can be construed as two broken white transverse bands. The hindwings are dark brown with some vague pale spots. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4 (1855), p. 958, No. 1.


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    (written 29 September 2020)