Dichelia cosmopis Lower, 1894
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Dichelia cosmopis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a broad pale transverse band, and pale patches on the costa. The hindwings are yellow, shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

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

    The genus of this species is contoversial.


    Further reading

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 87.


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    (updated 29 July 2011, 7 July 2019)