Hexadactilia trilobata Fletcher, 1910
DEUTEROCOPINAE,   PTEROPHORIDAE,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has each of the four wings divided into three lobes. The moth is brown except for some pale marks on the forelobe of each the forewing, some dark marks in the hind cilia on the hind-lobe of each forewing, and a dark mark at the tip of the fore and hind lobes of each hindwing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    drawing by Thomas B. Fletcher, On the genus Deuterocopus,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, Plate XLIV, fig. 1,
    image courtesy of
    Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    Thomas B. Fletcher,
    On the genus Deuterocopus,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, pp. 108-109, and also Plate 44, fig. 1.


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    (written 25 March 2019)