Atholosticta oxypeuces (Turner, 1927)
(formerly known as Eulechria oxypeuces)
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with broad speckled brown streaks along the costa and the hind margin, and several dark brown spots, two of which merge into a bar across the wing. 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 2.5 cms.


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

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western 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. 99-103.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and Little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera. Part II,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1926, pp. 144-145.


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    (written 12 December 2018)