The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Titanomis sisyrota


Species Authority
Meyrick, 1888:104
Common Name
Frosted phoenix
New Zealand
Last Record
1959 (Hoare, 2001:5)
IUCN status
Not evaluated
TSE Forum thread
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.
[b]Original Scientific Description:[/b]
Meyrick, Edward. (1888). Descriptions of New Zealand Tineina. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 20: 77-106.
[b]Species Bibliography:[/b]
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). [url=]New Zealand's most enigmatic moth - what we know about [i]Titanomis sisyrota[/i][/url]. 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.'S