Coesyra cyclotoma Meyrick, 1884
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coesyra cyclotoma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)

The Caterpillar of this species has been found in leaf litter under a

  • Tick Bush ( Kunzea ambigua, MYRTACEAE )

    The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a dark brown area at the bases and broad dark brown bands along the margins. The hindwings are yellow. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • 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, fig. 22.7, pp. 224-225.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XI: Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 9, Part 3 (1881), pp. 771-772, No. 313.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 9 October 2013, 10 January 2015)