Zonopetala melanoma Meyrick, 1884
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zonopetala melanoma
(Photo: courtesy of Nick Monaghan, Sunshine Beach, Queensland)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are brown with several black dots each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown with dark veins.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 141, 142, 144.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part IV (1883), p. 465.


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    (written 12 May 2014)