Atheropla decaspila Meyrick, 1889
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Atheropla decaspila
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The moths of this species are pale brown with a number of black spots on each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, 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. 384, 387, 388.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 (1889), p. 1653.


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    (updated 19 December 2010, 12 January 2017)