Hoplostega ochroma (Meyrick, 1886)
(formerly known as Oecophora ochroma)
EULECHRIA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hoplostega ochroma
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a pale area along the costa and a number of black spots elsewhere on the wings. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards the wingtips, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

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

The species is found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia.


    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. 336-340.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), p. 781, No. 433.


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    (written 23 January 2017, updated 23 October 2018)