Prepocosma tropica (Meyrick, 1888)
(previously known as Eulechria tropica)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Prepocosma tropica
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings with brown bands across them. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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. 21, 315, 316, 320.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
    Series 2, Volume II, Number 4 (1888), p. 955-956.


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    (written 5 November 2012)