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

Ardozyga phloeodes
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have streaky dark brown forewings. The hindwings are a shiny pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Ardozyga phloeodes
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in Australia in

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

    Ardozyga phloeodes
    (Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 355, No. 153.


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    (written 12 January 2021)