Platyptilia celidotus (Meyrick, 1885)
(previously known as Lioptilus celidotus)
PTEROPHORINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Platyptilia celidotus
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth is pale brown with two dark marks on each forewing, and has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Zealand,

    and in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of New Zealand Micro-Lepidoptera vi. Pyralidina.,
    Transactions of the New Zealand Institute,
    Volume 17 (1885), p. 125, No. 6.


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    (updated 14 June 2010)