Elaeonoma deltacostamela (Lower, 1896)
(previously known as Eulechria deltacostamela)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These adult moths have brown forewings each with a pale yellow base, and some dark marks in the middle, on the costa, and at the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    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. 78, 81-82, 84, 87.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume XX (1896) pp. 165-166.


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    (updated 2 August 2010, 10 January 2015)