Moerarchis hypomacra (Turner, 1923)
(previously known as Tanymita hypomacra)
MYRMECOZELINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Moerarchis hypomacra
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has white forewings, each with a dozen thin brown stripes. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan of the males is about 2.5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 211.

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 192.


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    (updated 12 September 2012)