Lepidoscia melitora Meyrick, 1893
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings, each with several irregular off-white transverse bands. The hindwings are grey-brown. The head is yellow, the thorax brown and the abdomen yellow. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western 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. 509-510, No. 40.


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    (written 28 January 2019)