Orthoptila abruptella (Walker, 1864)
(also known as Ardozyga abruptella)
CHELARIINAE ,   GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with two large white patches. At rest, a tuft of scales is erected behind the thorax. The head is black and the thorax white. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Orthoptila abruptella
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Bruthen, Victoria)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 30 (1864), p. 1032.


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    (updated 22 March 2011, 11 January 2017)