Cirrograpta sporadica Common, 2000
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The Caterpillars of this species have been found

  • boring into dead twigs of plants in MIMOSACEAE, and
  • feeding on dead leaves of plants in MYRTACEAE.

    The adult moths have pale brown forewings, each with three dark spots in the middle, another near the centres of the costa and the hind-margin, 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 antennae and head and eyes are off-white, the thorax brown, and the abdomen off-white. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

    The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    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. 17, 286, 296-300.


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    (written 30 May 2019)