Ardozyga desmatra (Lower, 1897)
(one synonym : Gelechia zygosema Lower, 1899)
GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ardozyga desmatra
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Walker, Melbourne, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings each with a black band across the middle and a brown band along the margin. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The head is white with a black collar. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species is found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 21 (1897), p. 56.


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    (written 11 January 2017)