Persicoptera iochyta Turner, 1911
(formerly known as Scenidiopis iochyta)
ENDOTRICHINAE ,   PYRALIDAE ,   PYRALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Persicoptera iochyta
(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This moth is dark brown with white and purplish markings on each wing. In dead specimens, the purplish coloration fades to brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), p. 122.


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    (written 23 July 2015)