Drepanocera microstigmata (Turner, 1944)
(one synonym is Ocystola trichoceros Turner, 1944)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings that have two or three dark spots near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 73-75, 80.

    Alfred Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 54, No. 1579.

    Alfred Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), pp. 54-55, No. 1583.


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    (written 8 December 2018)