Sentica oppositella Walker, 1863
(one synonym is Lampronia discistrigella Walker, 1863)
PSYCHIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sentica oppositella
female
(Photo: courtesy of Joycey07, Tamarama, New South Wales)

The adult female moth of this species has black forewings with a dozen or so of scattered white spots. The hindwings are purplish-brown with some pale spots. The wingspan of the female is about 1.6 cms.

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

The adult male moth of this species has dark brown forewings each with yellow marks, including a prominent one near the middle of the costa. The hindwings are brown, each with a central yellow streak. The wingspan of the male is about 1.4 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 487, No. 8.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 507, No. 1.


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    (written 16 March 2021)