Sympoecila delotypa (Turner, 1941)
(previously known as Opsitycha delotypa)
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Sympoecila delotypa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Daltons Bridge, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have white forewings, each with a variable dark brown markings, including a dark brown basal area, and two dark brown triangles on the costa. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 302, 304-305, 434.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera Oecophoridae X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 66 (1941), p. 401, No. 1320.


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    (written 31 January 2017)