Crepidosceles timalphes (Turner, 1917)
(one synonym is Coesyra diadela Turner, 1917)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Crepidosceles timalphes
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown band at the base, a broad brown band along the margin, and a brown line along the costa. The brown areas have a purplish sheen. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Crepidosceles timalphes
(Photo: courtesy of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 70.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 70.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 71.


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    (written 6 September 2018)