Acridotarsa celsella (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Tinea celsella)
TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has brown and white mottled forewings. The hindwings are off-white or pale brown with dark veins. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
    Tineid Genera of Australia,
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993, pp. 118, 120.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 482, No. 90.


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    (written 3 September 2012)