Aeoloscelis chrysophoenicea Meyrick, 1897
STATHMOPODINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aeoloscelis chrysophoenicea
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Maleny, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with two yellow transverse bands. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The antennae are dark brown with white sections near the tips. The wingspan is about 1.4 cm.

Aeoloscelis chrysophoenicea
in characteristic STATMOPODINAE pose
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Maleny, Queensland)

Like many adult STATMOPODINAE, the resting pose has the hind legs extended above its body.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 328, No. 59.


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    (written 29 June 2019, updated 20 September 2019)