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


(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult of this species is speckled grey, with vague markings including a paler grey oblique band on each forewing. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The species has been found in

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


    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1893), pp. 498, No. 21.


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    (updated 4 August 2007, 8 April 2014)