Harmaclona entripta (Meyrick, 1917)
(also known as Micrerethista entripta)
HARMACLONINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has grey forewings, each with arcs of dark speckles, and with dark splodges near the wingtip and the tornus. There is an erectable set of scales just behind the thorax. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2, Parts 2-3 (1917), pp. 87-89.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 50.


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    (written 3 December 2014)