Aeolocosma iridozona Meyrick, 1880
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aeolocosma iridozona
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Tyers, Victoria)

The moths of this species have a speckled brown forewings each with three angled yellow bands forming the shape of the Roman numeral VI (or IV), and also an arc of black and white spots around the margin. The hindwings are a plain fawn colour. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 367-370, 389.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IV Tineina,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 5, Part 2 (1880), p. 225.


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    (written 7 January 2017, updated 19 September 2017)