Deltophora peltosema (Lower, 1900)
(previously known as Xenolechia peltosema)
GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have cream forewings, each with a scattering of brown markings. The hindwings are plain pale brown, with very hairy margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been reported in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25, Part 1 (1900), p. 50.


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    (written 13 January 2013)