Lomera lurida (Heylaerts, 1885)
(formerly known as Chalia lurida),
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The male adult moths of this species have plain brown wings which are inclined to lose their scales easily. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Joan Fearn, Moruya, New South Wales)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.

    Note that the Australian PSYCHIDAE have not been studied for many years, so the names in this group are unreliable.


    Further reading :

    F.J.M. Heylarts,
    Quatre Psychides nouvelle de l'Australie,
    Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique,
    Volume 29 (1885), p. CXX, No. 3.


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    (written 20 April 2013)