Diplogrypa microptera (Turner, 1916)
(previously known as Machimia microptera)
EULECHRIA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are brown, each with some dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    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. 380, 389-391.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), p. 372.


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    (written 8 December 2018)