Aglaopus ferruginea (Whalley, 1976)
(formerly known as Misalina ferruginea)
STRIGLININAE,   THYRIDIDAE,   THYRIDOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aglaopus ferruginea
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species are rusty brown, with a lot of elongated dark dots on the wings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms. The moths often rest with the forewings creased along the costas.

Aglaopus ferruginea
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    Further reading :

    Paul Ernest Sutton Whalley,
    Tropical Leaf Moths,
    Striglininae (Lepidoptera: Thyrididae),
    London : British Museum (1976), pp. 104-105, and also Plate 8, fig. 67, and Plate 30, fig 252.


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    (written 23 November 2019)