Ioptera aristogona Meyrick, 1883
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species is brown with a black and vague white mark near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 102-106.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), p. 345.


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    (written 23 October 2018)