Ericrypsina ductaria (Meyrick, 1913)
(previously known as Eulechria ductaria)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has greyish brown forewings, each with arcs of black spots. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • 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. 180-181.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1913), p. 159.


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    (written 20 December 2018)