Lophopepla asteropa (Lower, 1900)
(previously known as Eomystis asteropa)
Wingia Group,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lophopepla asteropa
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a lot of small yellow spots, and two or three large white spots. The hindwings are plain shiny brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • 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, pp. 29, 80-83.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25, Part 3 (1900), pp. 410-411.

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


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    (updated 7 August 2010, 12 January 2015)