Iphierga macarista Turner, 1917
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Iphierga macarista
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Dryandra, Western Australia)

The adult male moth of this species has white forewings, each having a dark brown base, two incomplete dark brown bars, and an arc of dark brown commas around the margin. The hindwings are plain white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), pp. 103-104.


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    (written 18 January 2019)