Telocharacta hemicroca (Lower, 1903)
(formerly known as Philobota hemicroca)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Telocharacta hemicroca
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Genoa Peak Car Park, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have pale yellow or yellow forewings, each sometimes with brown fringes along the margin, and sometimes with a dark mark at the tornus. The hindwings are dark brown. The head is yellow. The thorax is yellow with a brown stripe each side. The wingspan is about 2.4 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

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


    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. 260, 263.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new species of Xysmatodoma, etc.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 27 (1903), p. 223.


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    (written 10 March 2019)