Disselia aleurota Meyrick, 1886
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings that each have up to four dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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. 125, 134, 136-137.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XII. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Part 4 (1889), p. 799, No. 476.


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    (written 9 December 2018)