Phyllocnistis atranota Meyrick, 1906
PHYLLOCNISTINAE ,   GRACILLARIIDAE ,   GRACILLARIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the The Australian Museum)

These Caterpillars have been found on :

  • Red Ash ( Alphitonia excelsa, RHAMNACEAE ).

    The adult moth has a fringe of hairs around the edge of each wing. The forewings are shiny white, with a pair of gold chevrons on each wing, and a black dot on each wing tip. The wingspan of the moth is about 0.5 cms.

    The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 64.


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    (updated 7 October 2001)