Ancistroneura thaumasia Turner, 1947
(one synonym : Eulechria fulvitincta Turner, 1938)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown with two vague pale streaks along each forewing. The hindwings are pale plain brown. All four wings have pointed wingtips, and no obvious tornus. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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. 370, 372-374, 389.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 72 (1947), p. 144, No. 2149.


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    (written 27 October 2018)