Ardozyga decaspila (Lower, 1899)
(formerly known as Gelechia decaspila)
GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ardozyga decaspila
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings each with several dark brown markings along the costa, the hind margin, and along the margin. The hindwings are off-white, darkening to pale brown at the wing-tips. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), pp. 99-100.


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    (written 1 April 2021)