Moerarchis inconcisella (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Tinea inconcisella)
MYRMECOZELINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Moerarchis inconcisella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

These Caterpillars live under the bark of rotting logs. They feed on the bark or wood.

The adult moth of this species has brown patterned forewings. The hindwings are plain dark brown. It has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, Fig. 19.12, p. 185.

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

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 474-475, No. 70.


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    (updated 13 March 2011, 19 June 2016)