Ascetoloba lochmaea (Turner, 1917)
(formerly known as Coesyra lochmaea)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth of this species has pale yellow forewings, each with some brown markings, particularly along the costa, at the wing tip, and at the middle of the hind margin. The hindwings are plain grey. The head is pale yellow, and the thorax is brown with a yellow spot. The moth has a wing span of about 1.3 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. 152, 154, 156-157.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 71.


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    (written 12 December 2018)