Pedois lewinella (Newman, 1856)
(one synonym: Pedois neorosticha Lower, 1894)
DEPRESSARIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pedois lewinella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has pale grey forewings covered with dark flecks. The hindwings are plain grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • southern Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 24.6, p. 239.

    Edward Newman,
    Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    New Series, Volume III, Number 8 (1856), p. 291.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths, CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 79.


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    (updated 30 May 2010, 9 October 2013)