Thereutis chionozyga Meyrick, 1893
ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Cath Busby, Mount Painter, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have speckled grey forewings each with a pale streak along part of the costa, and a sinuous hind-margin. The hindwings are grey. The head is covered in long fuzzy grey scales. All four wings are pointed. The antennae are longer than the forewings. The labial palps are upcurved, and held close to the face. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • New South Wales
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    escriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1893), p. 597, No. 178.


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    (written 9 October 2020)