Crocanthes perigrapta Meyrick, 1904
LECITHOCERIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Crocanthes perigrapta
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queenland)

The adult moths of this species are yellow with a black margin and a single black line across each wing. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. They are inclined to rest upside-down on a grass stem, and look very like a grass seed head.

Crocanthes perigrapta
(Photo: courtesy of Trevor Jinks, North Burnett, Queenland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 29 (1904), p. 402, No. 223.


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    (updated 22 March 2011)