Eretmocera dioctis (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Castorura chrysias)
SCYTHRIDIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eretmocera chrysias
(Photo: courtesy of Simon Ong, Durack, Western Australia)

The adult moths have forewings which are dark brown with yellow blotches. The hindwings are yellow with a margin of long black hairs. The moth has an orange abdomen which has a tuft of yellow hairs on the tip. The moths only have a wingspan of about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of New Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1 (1886), pp. 1047-1048.


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    (written 4 February 2017)