Cirromitra tetratherma (Lower, 1896)
(previously known as Eulechria tetratherma)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Cirromitra tetratherma
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital territory)

The adult moths of this species have black forewings, each with four broad pale yellow stripes. The hindwings are each pale yellow with a dark mark at the wingtip. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-Lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume XX (1896) p. 165.


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    (updated 12 May 2011, 10 January 2015)