Edosa purella (Walker, 1863)
(previously known as Incurvaria purella)
PERISSOMASTICINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base and a broad dark brown margin. The head has a tuft of yellow hair. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.

The species has been found in :

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 491, No. 17.


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    (updated 1 September 2008)