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

Ardozyga nyctias

This Caterpillar was found in Sydney feeding on young shoots of :

  • Cadaghi ( Corymbia torelliana, MYRTACEAE ),

    living between leaves joined with silk. It grew to a length of 1 cm.

    Ardozyga nyctias

    It produced a boring little dark brown moth, with a white spot near the centre of each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    Ardozyga nyctias
    (Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

    The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 353, No. 148.

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


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    (updated 12 January 2013)