Zonopetala quadripustulella (Walker, 1864)
(formerly known as Cryptolechia quadripustulella)
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zonopetala quadripustulella
(Photo: courtesy of Leuba Ridgway, Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species are pale brown with one large and one small dark brown patch on the costa of each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown darkening towards the margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 139, 141-142, 144.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 771, No. 140.


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    (written 7 February 2017)