Edosa fraudulens (Rosenstock, 1885)
(previously known as Tinea fraudulens)
PERISSOMASTICINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Edosa fraudulens
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species is dark brown, with a yellow blotch near the margin. and a very broad yellow band across the middle of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Edosa fraudulens
drawing by Rudolph Rosenstock, listed as Tinea fraudulens,
Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
Annals and Magazine of Natural History, Series 5, Volume XVI (1885), Plate XI, Fig. 12,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Ernst Mayr Library, Harvard University.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 3.17, p. 185.

    Rudolph Rosenstock,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 16 (1885), pp. 437-438, No. 842, and also Plate 11, Fig. 12.


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    (updated 5 February 2009)