Lepidotarsa pentascia Turner, 1917
(previously known as Compsotropha pentascia)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lepidotarsa pentascia
(Photo: courtesy of Aila Keto, Springbrook, Queensland)

This moth has yellow forewings, each with up to six diagonal brown stripes across the wing. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown on the veins and at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Lepidotarsa pentascia
(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,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 106.


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    (written 20 October 2019)