Gerontha acrosthenia Zagulajev, 1972
MYRMECOZELINAE,   TINEIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gerontha acrosthenia
(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

These Caterpillars bore into dead wood.

The adult moths have brown forewings with a mottled pattern. The hindwings are dark brown, but the scales fall off very easily. The hindlegs are very long, and stick out when the moth is at rest. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 211.

    A.K. Zagulyajev,
    New and little-known species of Tineidae, Deuterotineidae, Ochsenheimeriidae (Lepidoptera),
    Trudy Zoologicheskogo Instituta, Akademiya Nauk Leningrad,
    Volume 52 (1972), p. 347.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 51.


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    (updated 2 June 2012)