Onebala iridosoma (Meyrick, 1918)
(formerly known as Helcystogramma iridosoma)
DICHOMERIDINAE,   GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Onebala iridosoma
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with some white diagonal lines and some variable pale brown areas, and a broad pale brown marginal band containing dark brown lines. The hindwings are brown with dark veins and a white crescent around each wingtip. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Onebala iridosoma
    (Photo: courtesy of
    Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2, Part 5 (1918), pp. 144-145.


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    (written 23 September 2018)