Lepidoscia retinochra (Lower, 1903)
(formerly: Xysmatodoma retinochra)
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 purplish dark-brown forewings, each with four pale yellow transverse bands. The hindwings are grey-brown. The head is yellow and the thorax dark brown. The wingspan of the male moth is about 1.4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Noctuina, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), pp. 71-72.


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    (written 10 April 2019)