Ardozyga loemias (Meyrick, 1904)
(formerly known as Protolechia loemias)
GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ardozyga loemias
(Photo: courtesy of Matt Campbell, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The adult moths have brown forewings each with a dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), pp. 383-384, No. 196.


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    (written 11 February 2017)