Acedesta picicolor Turner, 1940
CHEZALA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings that have some vague darker spots. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

Acedesta picicolor
oops: no abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 171, 181-184.

    Alfred Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. IX,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 65 (1940), p. 422, No. 1026.


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    (written 8 December 2018)