Decatopseustis xanthastis (Lower, 1896)
(previously known as Gelechia xanthastis)
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 pale yellow forewings, each with three dark brown bands: at the base, across the middle, and along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, fading at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been reported in

  • Western Australia,
  • Norther Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.22, p. 260.

    Edward Meyrick,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20, Part 2 (1896), pp. 168-169.


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    (updated 22 March 2008)