Elachista aepsera Kaila, 2011
ELACHISTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult male moths of this species have grey forewings, each with some black and yellow markings, and also a white band across the middle of the wing, a bisected white submarginal band, and a vague white spot near the middle of the outer margina. The hindwings are grey. The head and neck tuft are white. The female moths are similar but darker. The moths have a wingspan of about 0.6 cm.


male, but oops : no abdomen
Photo: courtesy of Lauri Kaila (University of Helsinki) & Marko Mutanen (University of Oulu),
Elachistine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae),
Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Vol. 11.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading

    Lauri Kaila,
    Elachistine Moths of Australia: (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Vol. 11,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2011, pp. 59, 239-240, 273, 377, 378, 422, including Pls. 16.11, 16.12; Figs. 309, 310, 436.


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    (written 15 January 2013, updated 11 July 2017)