Zonopetala glauconephela Meyrick, 1883
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zonopetala glauconephela
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species appears to have a black collar around the head, and white forewings, each with a ragged broad black band and a narrow brown margin and submarginal line. The hindwings are pale brown.

The species is found in the eastern half of Australia, in

  • 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, p. 144.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoriidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 462-463.


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    (updated 10 January 2015)