Phryganeutis cinerea Meyrick, 1884
(one synonym : Pleurota leuconeura Turner, 1917)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phryganeutis cinerea
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has fawn speckled forewings. The hindwings are white shading to pale brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further Reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 16, 193, 195, 197, 198.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume IX (1884), p. 742.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)