Agriophara discobola Turner, 1898
STENOMATINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agriophara discobola
(Photo: courtesy of Frank Pierce, Yellingbo, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species of this species are grey with variable dark markings, including a vague irregular broken dark stripe along each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey, darkening towards the margins. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

Agriophara discobola
(Photo: courtesy of BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 23.18, p. 231.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Xyloryctidae of Queensland,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 4 (1898), p. 32.


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    (written 19 October 2017)