Edosa hypocritica (Meyrick, 1893)
(previously known as Chrysoryctis hypocritica)
PERISSOMASTICINAE,   TINEIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base, and a broad irridescent brown margin, and a shadowy dark line along the costa ending in a triangle at the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown with dark wingtips. The thorax is dark brown, and the head is yellow. The moth has a wingspan up to 2 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western 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 (1892), p. 551, No. 110.


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    (written 6 February 2019)