Deigmoesta lithocosma (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Palparia lithocosma)
Wingia Group,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Deigmoesta lithocosma
(Photo: courtesy of Duncan Fraser, Providence Ponds, Victoria)

This adult moth has forewings that have a bold patterns of brown and white arrow-heads. The hindwings are plain grey-brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    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. 15, 233-236, 343.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part XII Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 10, Part 4 (1884), p. 827.


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    (written 25 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)