Stenoptilia phaeonephes (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Mimesoptilus phaeonephes)
PTEROPHORINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Baw Baw National Park, Victoria)

This species has pale brown wings fading to white at the margins, with a dark mark at the end of the indentation in the foremost plume. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    On the classification of the Pterophoridae.,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, pp. 19-20.


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    (updated 31 January 2009, 31 January 2017)