Opogona protodoxa Meyrick,, 1897
(formerly known as Lozostoma protodoxa)
HIEROXESTINAE ,   TINEIDAE ,   TINEOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Opogona protodoxa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

This adult moth has pale yellow forewings each with a broad black-edged pale brown area along the margin, and a dark streak along part of the costa. The hindwings are plain pale brown darkening towards the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in

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


    Further reading :

    Gaden S. Robinson & Ebbe S. Nielsen,
    Tineid Genera of Australia,
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 2,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1993.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Microlepidoptera XVII Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 418, No. 231.


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    (written 27 January 2017)