Titanomis sisyrota Meyrick, 1888:104
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
A common name for this species of Frosted Phoenix was "tentatively propose[d]" by (Hoare, 2001:15) to raise public awareness about its existence and hence hopefully lead to its rediscovery.
Last record: 1959 (Hoare, 2001:5)
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Meyrick, Edward. (1888). Descriptions of New Zealand Tineina. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 20: 77-106.
Hamilton, H. (1921). Occurrence of a rare tineoid moth (Titanomis sisyrota Meyr.). New Zealand Journal of Science and Technology 4(3): 141.
Hoare, Robert J. B. (2001). New Zealand's most enigmatic moth - what we know about Titanomis sisyrota. DOC Science Internal Series 5. Department of Conservation, Wellington. 17 pp.
Hudson, G. V. (1928). The butterflies and moths of New Zealand. Wellington: Ferguson & Osborn Ltd., 382 pp., 52 pl.
Patrick, B. H. and Dugdale, J. S. (2000). Conservation status of the New Zealand Lepidoptera. Science for Conservation 136. 31 pp.