Allognoma psephena (Meyrick, 1884)
(formerly known as Pleurota pesephena)
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 fawn forewings, each with a dark base, and a variable number of vague dark spots. The hindwings are plain fawn. The moth has a wing span of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Tasmania.

    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. 38, 42-44.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 9, Number 3 (1885), p. 751, No. 287.


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    (written 9 December 2018)