Moerarchis placomorpha Meyrick, 1922
MYRMECOZELINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Moerarchis placomorpha
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, with patches of various shades of brown. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Moerarchis placomorpha
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Mission Beach, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Results of Dr E. Mjöberg's Swedish Scientific Expeditions to Australia, 1910-1913,
    Microlepidoptera, Arkiv för Zoologi,
    Band 14, Section 15 (1922), p. 12, No. 66.

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


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    (updated 12 September 2012)