Edosa tyrannica (Meyrick, 1893)
(previously known as Chrysoryctis tyrannica)
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 brown margin containing a small yellow patch. The hindwings are plain brown. The head has a tuft of yellow hair. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.


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

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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 (1893), pp. 549-550, No. 106.


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    (updated 5 September 2012)