Ardozyga mesochra (Lower, 1894)
(previously known as Gelechia mesochra)
GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have off-white forewings, each with a brown streak along the costa and a broader ragged one along the inner margin. The hindwings are off-white with dark veins. The head and thorax are white. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Ardozyga mesochra
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, near Gisborne, Victoria)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,and
  • South Australia.

    Ardozyga mesochra
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading:

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 107.


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    (updated 12 January 2013, 28 December 2016)