Ochyrotica kurandica Arenberger, 1988
AGDISTINAE ,   PTEROPHORIDAE ,   PTEROPHORIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Ochyrotica kurandica
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth is white, with edges and other markings that are brown on each forewing and on the abdomen. Like other moths in this genus, Ochyrotica, the adult moth has bifid scales on its head.

The moth has been caught flying in winter: April - July.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading:

    Ernst Arenberger & C. Gielis,
    Taxonomy of the Ochyrotica connexiva group (Lepidoptera, Pterophoridae, Agdistinae),
    Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie, Volume 131 (1988), pp. 271-284.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 185.


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    (created 13 December 2011, updated 17 December 2011)