Xyroptila peltastes (Meyrick, 1908)
(previously known as Oxyptilus peltastes)
PTEROPHORINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Tewantin, Queensland)

These moths are dark brown except for a scattering of white dots on the wings, and a pale yellow metathorax. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Edward Meyrick
    Notes and Descriptions of Pterophoridae and Orneodidae,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1907, p. 479.


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    (updated 5 May 2011)