Bida radiosella (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym is Bida crambella Walker, 1864)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with dark stripes, especially along the veins. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Bida,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Monday, October 11, 2010.

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), p. 539, No. 29.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 824, No. 1.


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    (written 1 January 2019)