Yponomeuta myriosema (Turner, 1898)
(previously known as : Hyponomenta myriosema)
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has white forewings, each with about 24 black spots, mainly distributed along the costa and the hind-margin. The hindwings are a off-white shading to pale fawn at the margins. The head is white, and the thorax white with two black spots. The abdomen is darkish, with bands of white hair. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and in
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), pp. 200-201.


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    (written 3 April 2019)