Haplodyta brachyomis (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Nephogenes brachyomis)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are pale brown, with forewings that each have a dark brown patch at the base, and scattered dark dots. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is off-white. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales.


    Further Reading:

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia II: The Chezala, Philobota and Eulechria groups (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 5,
    CSIRO Publishing, 1997, pp. 299, 301-302.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), pp. 1603-1604, No. 628 (167a).


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    (written 31 December 2018)