Crepidosceles glycydora (Turner, 1917)
(previously known as Ocystola glycydora)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Crepidosceles glycydora
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has white forewings, each with a black band at the base, a gold band across the middle, and black and brown markings on the margin. The hindwings are pale brown fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found 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.70.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 66.


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    (written 20 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)