Epithymema incomposita (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Peltophora incomposita)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Epithymema incomposita
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

This adult moth has white forewings with a bold black pattern. The hindwings are plain brown, fading toward the bases. The underside is a uniform grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Epithymema incomposita
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The species has been found in:

  • 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. 229, 231, 232.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part XI Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), pp. 728-729.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)