Mimoscopa ochetaula Meyrick, 1893
(one synonym is Mimoscopa opsiphanes Lower, 1894)
MYRMECOZELINAE,   TINEIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings each with two prominent white stripes. The hindwings are pale grey. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVI Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7 = Vol. 17, Part 4 (1893), p. 526, No. 67.


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    (written 27 January 2017, updated 26 October 2018)