Enchocrates picrophylla Meyrick, 1886
(one synonym is Enchocrates soreutis Meyrick, 1888)
DEPRESSARIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enchocrates picrophylla
(Photo: courtesy of Chris Lindorff, near Anakie, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has pale grey or brown forewings each with variable dark markings, especially at the wingtips and along the inner margins. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera, XII: Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Part 4 (1886), pp. 827-828, No. 513.


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    (written 28 December 2016)