Aproopta melanchlaena Turner, 1919
STENOMATINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aproopta melanchlaena
oops: lost its abdomen
(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 various obscure markings, including a black streak from the base to the middle of the wing. The hindwings are pale grey, darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.4 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Australian Gelechianae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 31 (1919), p. 172.


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    (written 28 June 2019)