Cophomantella lychnocentra (Meyrick, 1904)
(previously known as Styloceros lychnocentra)
LECITHOCERIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cophomantella lychnocentra
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a few pale spots on each forewing, and yellow antennae. The hindwngs are plain brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.

Cophomantella lychnocentra
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 25.19, pp. 262,264.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 409, No. 234.


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    (updated 27 August 2010)