Tanyzancla marionella (Newman, 1856)
(one synonym : Oecophora gloriosella Walker, 1864)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


drawing by Edward Newman and G.H. Ford, listed as Oecophora marionella
,
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. 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth has white forewings with an open lattice of dark brown lines. The thorax is dark brown. The hindwings are yellow with a brown border. The moth has long labial palps. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species is found across most of the southern half of mainland Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia ,   Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 4.15, p. 223.

    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. 108-112, 120.

    Edward Newman,
    Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    New Series, Volume 3 (1856), p. 294, and also Plate 18, fig. 7.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 2 March 2015)