Ardiosteres moretonella (Walker, 1866)
(formerly known as Tinea moretonella)
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are off-white, and crossed by ragged dark bands. The hindwings are black. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), pp. 1812-1813.


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    (written 21 March 2015)