Ardozyga chionoprora (Turner, 1927)
(formerly known as Protolechia chionoprora)
GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have five variable long streaks on the forewings, alternating dark and pale brown with white and yellow. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species is found in Australia in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New and little known Tasmanian Lepidoptera, Part II,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1926, p. 138.


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    (written 11 January 2017, updated 17 October 2018)