Cnecophora melichrodes (Turner, 1898)
(one synonym is Philobota limonia Meyrick, 1913)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cnecophora melichrodes
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The moths of this species have yellow forewings that each sometimes have a set of brown dots along the margin. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the margins. The head is grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has found in Australia in

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 161, 163.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), p. 209.


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    (written 5 March 2017)