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

Ardozyga catarrhacta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have cream forewings each with dark brown markings including a wavy stripe along the inner margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • 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 (1900), p. 366, No. 170.


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    (written 12 January 2017)