Ardozyga hilara (Turner, 1919)
(formerly known as Protolechia hilara)
GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with a cream spot by the tornus. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Australian Gelechianae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 31 (1919), p. 135.


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    (written 12 January 2017, updated 17 October 2018)