Callithauma glycera Turner, 1916BR> OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Callithauma glycera
oops: missing abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The moths of this species have orange forewings, each with four ragged partly black-edged white bands, the central pair meeting on the costa to form an inverted V shape. The forewing margins are dark brown with yellow hairs. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wing-tips. The face is white, the head and thorax orange, and the abdomen purplish-brown ending with a pale tuft. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), pp. 365-366.


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    (written 25 April 2019)