Aglaodes chionoma Turner, 1898
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings that each some dark markings, and have a yellow strip along the costa and margin, and two white areas outlined in orange at the base. The hindwings are pale plain brown, and each half the length of a forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 340-343, 365.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 22 (1898), pp. 205-206.


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    (written 1 December 2018)