Procometis hylonoma Meyrick, 1890
(one synonym is Macrozygona microtoma Lower, 1903)
AUTOSTICHINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Procometis hylonoma
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

These adult moths have off-white forewings, each with variable scattered brown spots. The wingspan of the moths is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading-

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), pp. 200-201.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), pp. 72-73, No. 84.


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    (written 3 January 2019)