Lepidoscia punctiferella (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Sentica punctiferella)
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 male moth is brown with two off-white bands across each forewing. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the margins. The the head is off-white, thorax is dark brown, and the abdomen brown. The male moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found over

  • 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 28 (1863), p. 508, No. 2.


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    (written 31 January 2019)