Stereocheta gummosa (Meyrick, 1913)
(formerly known as Philobota gummosa)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have yellow forewings each shading to brown around the edges. The hindwings are dark brown. The head is yellow. The thorax is yellow with a brown stripe each side. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    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. 262, 295-298.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), p. 127.


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    (written 10 March 2019)