Dolopsis chalcophragma (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Philonympha chalcophragma)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species have forewings that are golden brown, each with several black-ended short white streaks, and white submarginal band, and some white marks along the margin. The hindwings are brown. The head is orange. The labial palps are as long as the head plus thorax, and the proximal two thirds are very hairy. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Western Australia.


    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. 259, 263-264, 266-268.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1680, No. 756 (250a).


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    (written 31 May 2019)