Lophopepla argyrocarpa Meyrick, 1914
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lophopepla argyrocarpa
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a lot of white spots, and a darker brown line around the costa and margin. The hindwings are shiny white with a brown area around each wingtip. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 82.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 7 (1914), pp. 220-221.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 182.


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    (created 28 April 2012, 12 January 2015)