Eriogenes cossoides (Butler, 1882)
(formerly known as Phanaca cossoides)
STENOMATINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species of this species have brown forewings, each with a variable yellow patch on the hind-margin near the base, and an incomplete transverse white bar. The hindwings are pale fawn, darkening towards the hind-margins. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera, chiefly from Duke-of-York Island and new Britain,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 5, Volume 10 (1882), p. 229, No. 50.


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    (written 28 June 2019)