Tanychaeta neanthes (Turner, 1933)
(formerly known as Arotrophora neanthes neanthes)
CNEPHASIINI,   TORTRICINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have brown forewings, each with various markings including a black line along the costa, and a rusty streak edged both sides with greenish-yellow along the middle of the wing. The forewing markings are speckled sparsely with white, especially along the costal area. The hindwings are off-white darkening toward the wingtips. The labial palps are yellow and as long as the head which is also yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 57 (1933), pp. 171-172.


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    (written 27 June 2019)