Orthenches pleurosticta Turner, 1923
PLUTELLIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with three large dark spots, and lots of small brown spots along the costa and hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker at the wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 173.


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    (written 22 April 2019)