Hadrognatha aetodes (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Crossophora aetodes)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hadrognatha aetodes
digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has grey forewings that each have two vague transverse bands, and a single dark spot and a double dark spot near the middle. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further Reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 150, 152-154.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Issue 4 (1889), p. 1673, No. 743 (472a).


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    (written 15 January 2019)