Lindera tessellatella (Blanchard, 1854)
(one synonym: Paraneura simulella Dietz, 1905)
(another synonym: Setomorpha calcularis Meyrick, 1906)
SETOMORPHINAE,   TINEIDAE,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The caterpillars of this species feed on

  • Stored food,
  • Dead Insects, and
  • General detritus.

    The adult moth has speckled brown forewings. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

    The species has been found all around the world, including

  • California,
  • Chile,
  • Europe,
  • New Zealand,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Charles Émile Blanchard,
    Fauna Chilena Insectos,
    Historia Fisica Politica Chile (Zoologia),
    Volume 7 (1852), p. 106.

    William G. Dietz,
    Revision of the genera and species of the Tineid subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae inhabiting north America,
    Transactions of the American Entomological Society,
    Volume 31 (1905) p. 13.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906) p. 66.


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    (written 10 January 2019)