Craniosara pyrotricha (Meyrick, 1893)
(previously known as Tinea pyrotricha)
MYRMECOZELINAE,   TINEIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a mauve sheen, and sometimes with a large W-shaped white patch on the costa. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

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

The species has been found in eastern Australia in:

  • Queensland, 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. 536, No. 79.


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    (written 10 January 2019)