Lepidoscia irrorea (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Conoeca irrorea)
PSYCHIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Conoeca irrorea
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXVIII, fig. 39,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are brown with dark speckles. The hindwings are brown, darker at the margins. The males are only three quarters the size of the females.


female, lithograph by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Conoeca irrorea
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXVIII, fig. 40,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


Further reading :

Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologisher Theil,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 7, and also Plate 138, figs. 39-40.


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(written 31 May 2014)