Zonopetala divisella (Walker, 1864)
(previously known as Oecophora divisella)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zonopetala divisella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings each with 2 black bands, and black marks along the margin. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found along the east coast of Australia, including :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. xii, 21.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 183.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 677.


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    (updated 10 August 2010, 10 January 2015)