Glyphipterix cyanochalca (Meyrick, 1882)
(one synonym is Glyphipteryx lyelliana Lower, 1893)
GLYPHIPTERIGIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Bronwyn King, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are golden brown, each with irregular silver markings, and a short black bar crossed by a silver stripe, at the tornus The hindwings are plain dark brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.3 cms.


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

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. VII. Revisional,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 7, Part 2 (1882), pp. 185-186.


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    (written 22 April 2020)