Chrysonoma tentatella (Walker, 1864)
(previously known as Oecophora tentatella)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chrysonoma tentatella
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings, each with a brown 'U' shaped mark at the tornus, and a brown band at the base. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 289-290.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29, British Museum, 1864, p. 685.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 10 January 2015)