Eridolera leucostephes (Turner, 1939)
(formerly known as Pleurota leucostephes)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eridolera leucostephes
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with some variable dark spots, and a vague pale streak from the base forking toward the wingtip and tornus. The hindwings are pale plain brown, and have pointed wingtips, and no obvious tornus. The head and thorax are white. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

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

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. 393-396, 416.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1939), p. 62, No. 934.


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    (written 2 December 2018)