Callithauma basilica Turner, 1900
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species have yellow forewings, each with four ragged orange bands, each band with a brown centre. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wing-tips. The head is yellow, the thorax orange, and the abdomen grey. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Micro-lepidoptera mostly from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 24 (1900), p. 15.


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    (written 25 April 2019)