Diapatela semophanes (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Pleurota semophanes)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Diapatela semophanes
(Photo: courtesy of Jenny Holmes, Great Western, Victoria)

The forewings of the adult moth of this species have pale yellow forewings with black outlines around the wing edges, some black lines across the forewings. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South australia, and
  • Western 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. 165-166.

    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. 1649, No. 693 (283c).


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    (written 18 January 2015)