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

Opogona stereodyta
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings each with a brown patch by the tornus and a transverse brown bar. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species is found over most of Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XVII: Elachistidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 22 (1897), p. 417, No. 228.

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


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    (updated 25 May 2010)