Xestocasis balanochrysa Meyrick, 1915
COSMOPTERIGINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Xestocasis balanochrysa
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These adult moths have yellow forewings, each with dark markings, including a broad dark band across the middle, and at the tornus. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland.

    The placement of this species in COSMOPTERIGIDAE is controversial. It is also sometimes placed in HELIODINIDAE or STATHMOPODINAE, OECOPHORIDAE.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), p. 316.


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    (written 9 February 2013)