Plectobela ocellaris (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Coesyra ocellaris)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings each with a big brown circle on the margin, and a brown thorax. The hindwings are silvery grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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. 94, 101-104.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidotera XI Oecophoridae (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume IX (1884), p. 773.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 182.


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    (updated 1 November 2012)