Argyresthia notoleuca (Turner, 1913)
(previously known as Zelleria notoleuca)
ARGYRESTHIIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are grey with an indistinct white line along the costa of each forewing. They rest with their head pressed down, and the body raised up at an angle to the subtrate. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm. The species is found in

  • the tropical north of Australia including Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 21.6, p. 206.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 194.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 60.


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    (updated 25 October 2010)