Plectobela zanclotoma (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Coesyra zanclotoma)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Plectobela zanclotoma
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings each with a narrow brown margin, and a submarginal brown arc. The hindwings are silvery grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

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


    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. 104, 105.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), p. 773.


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    (updated 1 November 2012)