Ardozyga xuthias (Meyrick, 1904)
(formerly known as Protolechia xuthias)
GELECHIIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings each with variable dark brown markings.

Ardozyga xuthias
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Jeeralang Junction, Victoria)

The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Ardozyga xuthias
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The species is found in Australia in

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

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVIII: Gelechiadae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 361, No. 162.


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    (written 12 January 2017, updated 17 October 2018)