Platyptilia omissalis Fletcher, 1926
(previously known as : Gillmeria omissalis)
PTEROPHORINAE,   PTEROPHORIDAE,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley

This Caterpillar is reported to feed on

  • Digger's Speedwell ( Veronica perfoliata, SCROPHULARIACEAE ).

    The adult moth is brown with three dark areas along the costa, and a pale submarginal arc on each forewing.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.

    This species is currently thought to be a synonym for Platyptilia emissalis.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 30.16, pp. 332-333.

    Thomas B. Fletcher,
    On Walker's Types of plume-moths in the National Collection: redescriptions and notes.,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1926, p.607.


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    (updated 23 August 2004, 9 March 2017)