Coeranica isabella (Newman, 1856)
(previously known as Oecophora isabella)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Coeranica isabella
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The moths of this species are pale brown with two pink stripes along the margin of each forewing. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The pink stripes fade to brown in museum specimens. The hindwings each have a pointed wingtip and a barely discernable tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Coeranica isabella
drawing by Edward Newman and G.H. Ford, listed as Oecophora isabella
,
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume 3 (1856), Plate XVIII, fig. 2,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The species has found in Australia in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 120, 129-132.

    Edward Newman,
    Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    New Series, Volume III (1856), p. 295.


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    (updated 13 May 2011, 18 May 2014)