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

Phylomictis maligna
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

These adult moths have dark brown forewings, each with a variable broad white streak along half the wing which sometimes contains dark spots or streaks. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera, Part I: Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 75, No. 88.


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    (written 29 January 2017, updated 18 March 2019)