Sinpunctiptilia tasmaniae Arenberger, 2006
DEUTEROCOPINAE,   PTEROPHORIDAE,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

This moth has brown plumes, with two pale marks near each forewing wingtip, and several dark marks on each forewing costa. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.

The moth is superficially indistinguishable from Platyptilia emissalis, and cn only be distinguished by microscopic examination of the genitalia.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ernst Arenberger,
    Beitrag zur Fauna Australiens (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae),
    Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen,
    Volume 58, Issue 3-4 (2006) p. 118.


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    (written 25 March 2019)