Crocanthes pyrochorda MMeyrick, 1910
(formerly known as Gonaepa pyrochorda)
LECITHOCERIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Crocanthes pyrochorda
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moths of this species have orange wings, each with a complex network of black lines. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species is found in:

  • New Guinea,

    and in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 5.20, p. 264.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Malayan Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, p. 442.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 103.


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    (written 1 January 2014)