Corynotricha antipodella (Wallengren, 1861)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Corynotricha antipodella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has pale yellow forewings, each with variable brown streaks and markings at the margin. The hindwings are darker yellow shading to brown along the costas. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Corynotricha antipodella
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 380, 382-384, 389.

    Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren,
    Lepidoptera, Entomoloiska Bidrag,
    Kongliga Svenska fregatten Eugenies resa omkring Jorden under befäl af C.A. Virgin Åren 1851–1853,
    Volume 2, Zoologi, 1 Insecta (1861), p. 387, No. 80.


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    (written 26 October 2018)