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, and also an arc of black 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.

    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)