Tinea dicharacta Meyrick, 1893
TINEINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Landcare Research Ltd., New Zealand)

The adult moth has forewings that are pale brown with dark brown wing tips, and has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species is rare,specimens having been taken in

  • New Zealand,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South 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, Part 4 (1891), p. 536, No. 81.

    Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
    Tineid Genera of Australia,
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (1993), Fig. 719, pp. 731-734.


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    (updated 24 August 2004)