Catacometes phanozona Turner, 1895
(previously known as Heliocausta phanozona)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Catacometes phanozona
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The moths of this species have forewings that are white with a black margin and base, and have a black-edged white or brown band across the middle. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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. 281, 283-286.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1895), pp. 5-6.


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    (updated 12 May 2011, 10 January 2015)