Hoplomorpha camelaea (Meyrick, 1888)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hoplomorpha camelaea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that are a patchy pale brown, each with a pinkish hairy outer margin and with a white-edged dark brown blobby mark on the inner margin. The hindwings are grey, fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

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


    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. 154-156.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XIV. Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 2, Part 4 (1888), p. 439.


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    (updated 19 May 2009, 12 January 2015)