Choreutis melanopepla (Meyrick, 1880)
(one synonym is Simaethis lygaeopa Turner, 1923)
CHOREUTINAE,   CHOREUTIDAE,   SESIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The Caterpillars of this species are thought to feed on

  • Fig Trees ( Ficus species, MORACEAE ).

    The adults moths have dark brown forewings, each crossed by three vague bands of pale grey speckles. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. IV. Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 5, Number 2 (1880), p. 211.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 166.


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    (written 13 April 2020)