Agriophara cinderella (Newman, 1856)
(previously known as Chimabacche cinderella)
STENOMATINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agriophara cinderella
drawing by Edward Newman and G.H. Ford, listed as Chimabacche cinderella
,
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume 3 (1856), Plate XVIII, fig. 6,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species are grey with dark speckles on each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Newman,
    Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    New Series, Volume 3, Number 8 (1856), p. 288, and also Plate 18, fig. 6.


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    (written 18 May 2011)