Amphithera heteroleuca (Turner, 1900)
(formerly known as Zonops heteroleuca)
ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Korora, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are a patchy dark brown with a golden sheen, each with a large white spot on the wingtip. The hindwings are grey. The antennae are longer than the forewings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Micro-lepidoptera mostly from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 24 (1900), pp. 17-18.


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    (written 29 August 2022)