Harpedonistis gonometra Turner, 1927
(one synonym is Enchoptila idiopis Turner, 1914)
ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a vivid black dot on the wingtip, and a large white 'V' on the hindmargin. When the wings are closed, the 'V' shapes form a square. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wingtips. The antennae are longer than the forewings. The wingspan of the moths is about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1893), p. 594, No. 174.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Lepidoptera of Ebor Scrub, N.S.W.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 39 (1914), p. 555.


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    (written 25 December 2018)