Olbonoma disticta (Turner, 1917)
(previously known as Coesyra disticta)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are small, reaching only a span of 1.5 cms. They have yellow forewings with a dark brown base, spot in the middle, and submarginal band. The hindwings are a plain pale brown.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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, p. 226.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 182.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of New Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), pp. 72-73.


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    (updated 9 August 2010, 13 January 2015)