Ardozyga tridecta (Lower, 1900)
(formerly known as Gelechia tridecta)
GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ardozyga tridecta
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings each with several black blobs along the costa and the hind margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Ardozyga tridecta
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), pp. 48-49.


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    (written 11 January 2017, updated 17 October 2018)