Mesopherna palustris (Meyrick, 1893)
(one synonym is Mesopherna stagnicola Meyrick, 1922)
MYRMECOZELINAE,   TINEIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with a brown streak along the costa, another along the middle of the wings, amd another along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown with dark edges. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in eastern Australia in:

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


    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. 515, No. 52.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1922), pp. 596-597.


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    (written 14 May 2019)