Progonica rhothias (Meyrick, 1906)
(previously known as Hypertropha rhothias)
HYPERTROPHIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Progonica rhothias
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has pale grey-brown speckled forewings each with broad dark brown markings. The hindwings are dark brown shading to orange at the tornus. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Tineina,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 51-52.


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    (updated 22 April 2009)