Antiopala ebenospila Turner, 1917
(one synonym is Ischnophanes potheta Turner, 1936)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species are white, with a variety of scattered brown markings on each forewing, including two vague triangles on the costa. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • 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. 204-207, 210.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 79.


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    (written 8 December 2018)