Brachyzancla lissodes Turner, 1936
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 streaky grey forewings, each with a prominent white streak running from the base to a point about 2/3 along the wing where it ends in a black spot. The hindwings are pale grey, shading to brownish at the wingtips. The head and the thorax are grey. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

    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. 35-36, 39.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. V,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 61 (1936), pp. 314-315, No. 510.


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    (written 14 December 2018)