Eusemocosma pruinosa (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Philobota pruinosa)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eusemocosma pruinosa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with jagged dark patches. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • South 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. 306, 308-310, 313, 314.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae X (continued),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 8 (1884), pp. 495-496.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)