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 inner margin. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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)