Ancistroneura ammophara Turner, 1947
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings, each with a large dark triangle extending from the base along the costa, containing a large white spot. The hindwings are brown, each with a white oval patch by the base on the hind-margin. All four wings have rounded wingtips, and no obvious tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    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, pp. 373-374, 389.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 72 (1947), p. 144, No. 2150.


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    (written 25 April 2019)