Nephogenes graphica (Meyrick, 1888)
(one synonym is Philobota metria Turner, 1917)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is off-white with a scattering of brown dots on each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, 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. 186, 188.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XIV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), pp. 951-952, No. 556 (81d).

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 91.


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    (written 16 April 2019)