Epibrontis hemichlaena (Lower, 1897)
(also known as Ardozyga hemichlaena)
CHELARIINAE ,   GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epibrontis hemichlaena
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have fawn forewings, each with two dark patches on the inner margin and some dark arcs at the wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • South Australia, 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. 55.


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    (written 3 April 2013)