Hoplostega ochroma (Meyrick, 1886)
(formerly known as Oecophora ochroma)
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Hoplostega ochroma
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a pale area along the costa and a number of black spots elsewhere on the wings. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening towards the wingtips, with dark veins. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia,
  • Western Australia.


    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. 336-340.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera XII Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), p. 781, No. 433.


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    (written 23 January 2017)