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

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

The Caterpillar of this species has been found living between leaves joined with silk, on

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus species, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult moths have brown forewings, with one pale, and several dark, incomplete stripes along them. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

    The species has been found 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, Part 2 (1904), p. 371.


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    (updated 12 January 2013)