Poliorhabda auriceps (Butler, 1882)
(previously known as Conchylis auriceps)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Jim Foster, Broadwater, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, transected by some grey lines. The hindwings are grey with dark veins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

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


    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. x1, 94, 105-108.

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On a Small Collection of Lepidoptera from Melbourne,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology,
    Fifth Series, Volume IX, Part 50 (1882), p. 99.


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    (updated 1 November 2012)