Diplogephyra sciophanes (Meyrick, 1883)
(formerly known as Eulechria sciophanes)
PHILOBOTA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are off-white, with forewings that each have a brown costal streak and several dark elongated spots. The hindwings are pale brown. The moths reach a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • South Australia.


    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. 310, 313-314.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. IX. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), pp. 323-324, No. 112.


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    (written 31 December 2018)