Dissoloba caseicolor (Turner, 1944)
(one synonym is Philobota calamochroa Turner, 1944)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species have yellowish-brown forewings that each with a brown dot near the middle. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The head is grey. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species has found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 152, 157-160.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 55, No. 1588.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 271, No. 1858.


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    (written 15 December 2018)