Agriophara axesta Meyrick, 1890
STENOMATINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species of this species have grey speckled forewings, each with a short black streak emanating from the base, and other markings including a diffuse dark streak curving from base to tornus. The hindwings are pale grey, darkening towards the wingtips, and have concave margins. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 79, No. 96.


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    (written 28 June 2019)