Metaphrastis acrochalca Meyrick, 1907
(one synonym is Celeophracta hyperephana Turner, 1935)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Metaphrastis acrochalca
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The moths of this species have dark brown forewings each with two yellow patches. The hindwings are yellow with dark brown margins. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia.


    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, p. 405.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), p. 134.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. III,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 60 (1935), p. 5.


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    (written 2 December 2018)