Diaphanta adocima Turner, 1935
(formerly known as Elaeonoma adocima)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with two dark spots near the middle, another larger spot near the centre of the costa, and with vague dark bands along the basal half of the costa, across the middle, and along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 199, 201-202.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 60 (1935), p. 337, No. 417.


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    (written 31 May 2019)