Ardozyga sodalisella (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym is Protolechia selenia Meyrick, E. 1904)
GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ardozyga sodalisella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have forewings each with a complex pattern of shades of brown, including several white-ringed dark spots. The hindwings are pale orange shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Ardozyga sodalisella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), pp. 646-647, No. 357.


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    (written 12 January 2017)