Anarsia molybdota Meyrick, 1904
CHELARIINAE ,   GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Anarsia molybdota
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This caterpillar has been found feeding on the leaflets of

  • Green Wattle ( Acacia decurrens, MIMOSACEAE ).

    The adult moths of this species have speckled fawn forewings, each with a large dark triangular patch on the costa. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera: XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 417, No. 244.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 87.


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    (updated 3 April 2013)