Psaroxantha basilica (Meyrick, 1884)
(one synonym: Coesyra phricomita Turner, 1940)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Psaroxantha basilica
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has yellow forewings each with four brown lines : two across the middle, one at the margin, and one at the base. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    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. 120, 125-128.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), p. 770.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae IX Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 65 (1940), p. 442.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)