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

Ardozyga megalommata
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Lambert, Valery, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with two large white-outlined dark ovals. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wing-tips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cm.

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

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), pp. 384, No. 173.


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    (written 30 April 2020)