Crepidosceles chryserythra (Turner, 1894)
(previously known as Lepidotarsa chryscrythra)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Crepidosceles chryserythra
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Solomons, Bateau Bay, New South Wales)

This adult moth is yellow with a network of red lines over the thorax and forewings. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Crepidosceles chryserythra
(Photo: courtesy of Steve Solomons, Bateau Bay, New South Wales)

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 70, 74.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 134.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 70.


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    (written 4 February 2014, updated 10 January 2015)