Trachydora pygaea (Turner, 1923)
(previously known as Syntomactis pygaea)
CHRYSOPELEIINAE ,   COSMOPTERIGIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Trachydora pygaea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings which have tufts of scales sticking up. There are yellow tufts of hair on the inner margin, and also on the head, thorax, and legs. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in :

  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria,
    Volume 36 (1923), p. 72.


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    (updated 21 August 2012)