Lepidotarsa habrodelta (Lower, 1897)
(previously known as Compsotropha habrodelta)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lepidotarsa habrodelta
(Photo: courtesy of Brian Cartwright, Adelaide Hills, South Australia)

This moth has white forewings each with a black stripe across the base, a dark brown margin, and an often incomplete brown or yellow 'X' across the middle of the wing The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • 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, pp. 70-71, 73-74.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 20.


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    (updated 12 March 2011, 12 January 2015)