Teinoptila interruptella Sauber, 1902
YPONOMEUTINAE ,   YPONOMEUTIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Teinoptila interruptella
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has dark brown wings. The forewings each have three large white spots which each contain several small dark spots.

Teinoptila interruptella
male, drawing by Christian Sauber, familie Tineina,

in Georg Semper: Die Schmetterlinge der Philippinischen Inseln,
Wiesbaden, CW Kreidel, 1886, Plate LXVI, fig. 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species occurs in south-east Asia, including:

  • Philippines,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 220.

    Christian Johannes Amandus Sauber,
    Familie Tineina, Unterfamilie Hyponomeutidae, in C. Semper:
    Reisen in Archipel der Philippinen,
    Volume 2 Part 6 (1902) pp. 701-702, No. 882, and also Plate 66, fig. 16.


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    (updated 12 February 2010, 24 January 2016)