Artiastis ptochopa Meyrick, 1889
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Artiastis ptochopa
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have pale forewings that have grey speckles and dots. The hindwings are grey-brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Artiastis ptochopa
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

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


    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, 2000, pp. 121, 123.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XV Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), p. 1675, No. 746 (474c).


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    (written 1 October 2018)