Aeolocosma cycloxantha Meyrick, 1906
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aeolocosma cycloxantha
(Photo: courtesy of Daniel Heald, Armadale, Western Australia)

The moths of this species have a speckled brown forewings each with three irregular angled yellow bands vaguely in the shape of the capital letters IA (or AI), and also an arc of black and white spots around the margin. The hindwings are a plain fawn colour. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

Aeolocosma cycloxantha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia, including:

  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 368, 370.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 30 (1906), p. 38.


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    (written 19 September 2017)