Merocroca automima (Meyrick, 1889)
(previously known as Philobota automima)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Merocroca automima
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings each with a broad brown margin. The hindwings are dark brown. The thorax may be either brown or orange. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 214, 219-222.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Second series, Volume 3 (1889) p. 1625.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)