Stathmopoda megathyma Meyrick, 1897
STATHMOPODINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species have dark brown forewings which each have a prominent white line across the middle, a white line along the costa, and several other white patches. Theinner margin of each wing is heavily fringed with hairs. The hindwings are narrow and plain greyish-brown. The wingspan is about 1 cm.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. XVII. Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22, Part 2 (1897), p. 325.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 183.


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    (updated 9 May 2012, 10 January 2015)