Habroscopa iriodes (Meyrick, 1883)
(erroneously: Pilopepes irioides)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Habroscopa iriodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species each have a blotchy brown basal area, and a pale blotchy outer area. The hindwings are very pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The forelegs are very hairy.

Habroscopa iriodes
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The species has been found in

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


    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. 62-66, 75.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera, VIII Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), pp. 365-366.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 182.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 65.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)