Thalamarchella alveola (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(previously known as Cryptolechia alveola)
DEPRESSARIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thalamarchella alveola
female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Cryptolechia alveola
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXL, fig. 35,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

This adult moth has pale yellow forewings, each darkening towards the margin, and crossed by a bold black network pattern. The hindwings are brown with chequered hairs around the margins. The thorax and abdomen are brown, and the head yellow.

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
    Zoologischer Theil,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 7, and also Plate 140, fig. 35.


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    (updated 1 November 2012)