Hypatima spathota (Meyrick, 1913)
(previously known as Nothris spathota)
CHELARIINAE ,   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 grey-brown forewings each with a pale patch along the inner margin. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins. The labial palps are very prominent with spiky bristles. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


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

The species has been found across Asia, including

  • Hong Kong,
  • India,
  • Japan, and
  • Taiwan,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Indian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society,
    Volume 22 (1913), p. 165.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 88.


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    (written 14 January 2013)