Polyeucta callimorpha (Lower, 1894)
(previously: Palparia callimorpha)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has white legs, and pink and yellow wings, although the pink colours are inclined to fade to brown in museum specimens. The pink areas are outlined in dark brown, and contain a big black dot near the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are plain brown. The labial palps are hairy and held in front of the head. The wingspan is about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of David Rentz, Kuranda, Queensland)

The moth is inclined to wrap its wings tightly around its body.

The species has been found in

  • 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. 12-13, 48-50, 53.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894) p. 93.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 183.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 15 April 2017)