Epithymema chrysocolla (Turner, 1896)
(previously known as Coesyra chrysocolla)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown base, a dark brown line along the costa, and a dark brown area around the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is yellow, and the thorax is dark brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found 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, p. 231.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), p. 29.


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    (written 15 December 2018)