Atteva megalastra Meyrick, 1907
ATTEVINAE ,   YPONOMEUTIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

This adult moth has dark orange forewings with white spots. The hindwings are yellow. Its wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 3.24, p. 204.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), pp. 81-82, No. 120.


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    (written6 November 2014)