Phytotrypa erythrotaenia (Wallengren, 1861)
(previously known as Cryptophasa erythrotaenia)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Mt Tinbeerwah, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has forewings which have stripes of white, brown and yellow. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    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, p. 206.

    Hans Daniel Johan Wallengren,
    Lepidoptera. Species Novas Descripsit,
    Kongliga Svenska Fregatten Eugenies Resa Omkring Jorden (1851-1853),
    Entomologiska Bidrag, Volume IL, Part 1 (1861), p.386.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 26 October 2014)