Prodelodes samphoras (Meyrick, 1888)
(one synonym: Coesyra ingrata Meyrick, 1913)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have off-white forewings with scattered brown markings. The hindwings are off-white. The head is white and the thorax brown. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

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


    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. 331-334, 338.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XII. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales
    Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1888), pp. 770-771, No. 406.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1915), p. 117.


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    (written 10 March 2019)