Euthrausta phoenicea (Turner, 1908)
(previously known as Tineodes phoenicea)
TINEODIDAE,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Mapleton, Queensland)

This adult moth has unsplit wings. The wings are pale brown, each forewing with dark markings, including a wide dark band along the margin. The hindwings have a dark line across the middle. The tips of all four wings are hooked. The forewings each have a slightly concave hind-margin. The antennae and hindlegs are each longer than the length of a forewing, The moths have a wingspan of about 1.7 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera in the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), pp. 107-108.


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    (written 14 May 2019)