DEUTEROCOPINAE, PTEROPHORIDAE, PTEROPHORIOIDEA
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Elaine McDonald, Nicholls Rivulet, Tasmania)
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 can only be distinguished by microscopic examination of the genitalia.
The species has been found in Australia in
Further reading :
Beitrag zur Fauna Australiens (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae),
Zeitschrift der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Österreichischer Entomologen,
Volume 58, Issue 3-4 (2006) p. 118.
(written 25 March 2019)