Chalcoteuches phlogera Turner, 1927
ROESLERSTAMMIIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult male moths of this species have iridescent brown forewings. The females also have four white spots on their forewings. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wingtips. The antennae are longer than the forewings. The wingspan of the males is about 1.3 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 1.5 cms.


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

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1926, p. 160.


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    (written 25 December 2018)