Tineodes adactylalis Guenée, 1854
(one synonym is Carcantia pterophoralis Walker, 1859)
TINEODIDAE,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Marko Mutanen)

The adult moths of this species have fawn forewings, with a few dark spots, and darker areas along the costa and margin and a dark splodge at the tornus. The hindwings are paler with paler dark spots and splodges. The forewings each have a slightly concave costa, a slightly concave margin, and a concave hind-margin. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Achille Guenée,
    Deltoïdes et Pyralites,
    in Boisduval & Guenée:
    Histoire Naturelle des Insectes; Spécies Général des Lépidoptères,
    Volume 9, Part 8 (1854), p. 237, No. 209.

    Francis Walker,
    Pyralides,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 17 (1859), p. 425, No. 1.


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    (written 14 May 2019)