Thudaca obliquella Walker, 1864
HYPERTROPHIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thudaca obliquella
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has white wings with pale brown stripes all around the edges of, as well as two diagonally across each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 825, No. 1.


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    (written 31 October 2014)