Ardozyga amblopis (Meyrick, 1904)
(formerly known as Protolechia amblopis)
GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ardozyga amblopis
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Swallow Lagoon Nature Conservation Reserve, Victoria)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Gum Trees ( MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have dark brown forewings speckled with variable black, white and yellow streaks. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), pp. 368-369, No. 173.


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    (written 11 January 2017)