Acropolitis ptychosema Turner, 1927
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Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Acropolitis ptychosema
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings, each with a pattern including two incomplete misaligned dark streaks. The hindwings are pale grey, shading darker at the wingtips. The hindwing margins are slightly recurved. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera. Part II,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1926, p. 121.


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    (written 16 June 2019)