Mychonoa mesozona Meyrick, 1893
(one synonym is Leuroptila tephropasta Turner, 1923)
PLUTELLIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This adult moth has off-white forewings, each with scattered brown dots which form one or two diagonal bands. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown toward the wingtips, with brown veins. The moth has a wingspan of about 1 cm.

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

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XVI. Tineidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Number 4 (1892), p. 559, No. 122.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 172


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    (written 2 November 2018)