Agriophara levis Meyrick, 1921
STENOMATINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Agriophara levis
(Photo: courtesy of K. David Bishop, Armidale, New South Wales)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on:

  • Nothern Grey Ironbark (Eucalyptus siderophloia, MYRTACEAE).

    The adult moths have streaky fawn forewings, each with yellow patches that fade in museum specimens. The hindwings are pale grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

    Agriophara levis
    oops: broken right antenna
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

    The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1920), p. 446.


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    (written 1 June 2021)