Agriophara atratella (Walker, 1866)
(formerly known as Acrobasis atratella)
STENOMATINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agriophara atratella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species of this species are grey with dark speckles on each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey, darkening towards the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 23.19, p. 231.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1712.


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    (written 13 October 2014, 10 January 2015)