Sarotorna mesoleuca (Lower, 1900)
(one synonym: Nothris dentata Meyrick, 1904)
PERICOPSIINAE,   GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths have blackish forewings each with a white streak edged by black and brown. The hindwings are off-white. The palps and head are liberally covered in off-white scales. The abdomen is grey. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 48.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVIII. Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), pp. 427-428, No. 261.


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    (written 29 March 2019)