Ethmia clytodoxa Turner, 1917
ETHMIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have white wings, with a pattern of black dots on the forewings, and an area of grey on the hindwings. They have a wingspan of about 3 cms.


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

The species may be found over most of eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 24.7, Fig. 24.15, p. 248.

    Peter Hendry,
    Mt Glorious- Saturday 28th November 2009,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 56 (March 2010), pp. 32-33,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.

    J.A. Powell,
    Taxonomy and geographical relationships of Australian Ethmiid moths (Lepidoptera : Gelechioidea),
    Australian Journal of Zoology,
    Supplementary Series 33, 1985, Volume 112, pp. 1-58.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A preliminary revision of the Australian Thyrididae and Pyralidae. Part I,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), pp. 89-90.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 82.


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    (updated 16 January 2013, 27 April 2015)