Periallactis monostropha (Lower, 1897)
formerly known as Aristotelia monostropha
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Periallactis monostropha
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Melbourne, Victoria)

This adult moth has brown forewings each with a broad white streak along the costa. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 30,32-34, 40.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 21 (1897), p. 57.


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    (written 25 April 2015)