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

Petalanthes hexastera
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully , Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moths of this species are dark brown with pale markings including a white spot in the middle of each forewing. Each hindwings is dark brown with three yellow and white patches. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 370, 372-373.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Description of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Number 3 (1883), pp. 336-337, No. 124.


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    (written 4 February 2017)