Atheropla hemispila (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Compsotropa hemispila)
EULECHRIA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Atheropla hemispila
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The moths of this species are pale brown with a dark smudge, and number of black spots including an arc around the margin, on each forewing, The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 383-388.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1636.


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    (written 3 November 2020)