Lepidoscia tetramochla (Turner, 1923)
(formerly: Narycia tetramochla)
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 off-white forewings, each with five brown transverse bands, two of them joining on the hind-margin, and a brown stripe along the basal area of the costa. The hindwings are off-white, each with vague shadows of two brown stripes and a brown wingtip. The head is white and the thorax dark brown. The wingspan of the male moth is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera.,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 190.


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    (written 10 April 2019)