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

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

The moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a number of orange and white patches and bands, including a dark-edged white ring near the middle with a central orange spot. The forewing margins are dark brown with yellow hairs. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wing-tips. All four wings have pointed wing-tips, and no discernable tornus. The head is white, the thorax orange, and the abdomen off-white. The wingspan is about 0.9 cm.

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. 366-367.


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    (written 25 April 2019)