Atheropla crocea Turner, 1939
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Atheropla crocea
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Churchill, Victoria)

The moths of this species are pale brown with a number of black spots on each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in :

  • Victoria.


    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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae VIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1939), p. 66, No. 971.


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    (written 12 January 2017)