Aristeis niphodisca (Turner, 1940)
(previously known as Sphaerelictis niphodisca)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aristeis niphodisca
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are yellow with three dark-edged white patches one each forewing. The hindwings are pale grey with dark veins. The head is white. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • 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. 342, 344, 345.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 181.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera, Oecophoridae IX,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 65 (1940), pp. 438-439.


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    (written 2 June 2013, updated 10 January 2015)