Ataleida lacteola (Turner, 1939)
(formerly known as Pleurota lacteola)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with some brown markings, including two streaks from the base, and several dark brown spots. The hindwings are off-white shading to brownish at the wingtips. The head and the thorax are white. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

    Further reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 354-357, 365.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1939), p. 63, No. 942.


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    (written 12 December 2018)