Edosa xystidophora (Meyrick, 1893)
(previously known as Chrysoryctis xystidophora)
PERISSOMASTICINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base, and a broad irridescent brown margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The head has a tuft of yellow hair. The wings have fringed edges, those on the inner margin of each hindwing being almost as long as the hindwing is broad. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 3.13, 23.8, p. 185.

    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), pp. 548-549, No. 104.


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    (updated 3 November 2008)