Leptosaces schistopa Meyrick, 1902
(also known as Cryptolechia schistopa)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Leptosaces schistopa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a prominent incomplete brown-centred white line. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is just under 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • New Zealand,

    and in south-east Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Species of Lepidoptera (Oecophoridae),
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 156.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)