Metapherna salsa (Meyrick, 1920)
(previously known as Mesopherna salsa)
MYRMECOZELINAE ,   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 off-white forewings speckled with greyish brown dots. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1920), p. 353.

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


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    (written 6 September 2012)