Hemiarcha thermochroa (Lower, 1893)
(also known as Ardozyga thermochroa)
CHELARIINAE ,   GELECHIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hemiarcha thermochroa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have orange forewings with black spots and bands, and a black margin. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 169-170.


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    (updated 1 June 2010)