Alucita xanthodes Meyrick, 1890
(previously known as Orneodes xanthodes)
ALUCITIDAE ,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley

Alucita xanthodes
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queensland)

This moth has each wing divided into six separate fronds. Each frond has the same pattern of six alternate yellow and white patches, with a dark spot each side of the second, fourth and sixth yellow marks. Its wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

Alucita xanthodes
(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.32, pp. 323, 328.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of additional Pyralidina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 4, Part 4 (1890), p. 1112.


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    (updated 30 April 2013)