Macarangela pyracma Meyrick, 1893
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 are white, with orange streak along each forewing having a dark dot on it about 2/3rds the way along it, and several more at the wingtip. The hindwings are white, each shading to pale brown along the costa. The antennae are a little shorter than the length of the forewings. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Number 4 (1892), p. 589, No. 168.


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    (written 17 January 2019)