Trachydora centromela Lower, 1904
( one synonym: Trachydora holochorda Meyrick, 1915)
CHRYSOPELEIINAE,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Trachydora centromela
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings each having tufts of scales and a dark brown line along the middle. The hindwings are pale brown. The antennae are nearly as long as the forewings. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Trachydora centromela
listed as Trachydora holochorda
(Photo: Lucinda Gibson, courtesy of Museums Victoria)

The species occurs in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.

    Trachydora centromela
    underside, listed as Trachydora holochorda
    (Photo: Lucinda Gibson, courtesy of Museums Victoria)


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Australian Elachistidae, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 28 (1904), pp. 179-180.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Tortricidae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), pp. 332-333.


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    (updated 21 August 2012, 22 June 2021)