Crepidosceles exanthema Meyrick, 1885
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Crepidosceles exanthema
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a broad brown margin, a brown area by the base, and a brown line along the costa. The hindwings are a pearly pale brown. The thorax is yellow, and the abdomen brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    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. 70.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Part 4 (1885), p. 1057.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)