Molybdurga metallophora Meyrick, 1897
HELIODINIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have brown forewings, with a metallic sheen, each with various scattered silver spots. The hindwings are bronze, darkening at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1 cm.


drawing by Edward Meyrick
,
in Heliodinidae, Genera Insectorum, ed Philogène Wytsman, 1912, Volume CLXV, Plate 2, fig. 20,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Library.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 369, No. 132.


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    (written 20 March 2019)