Thaumatographa pampoecila Turner, 1913
(formerly known as Brenthia pampúcila)
HILAROGRAPHINI,   CHLIDANOTINAE,   TORTRICIDAE,   TORTRICOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Thaumatographa pampoecila
oops: lost its abdomen
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has a patchy brown forewings having a purple sheen, each with about a dozen pale and some orange narrow transverse stripes, and an orange area along the margin containing several large brown spots. The hindwings are plain brown, darkening at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 0.8 cm.

The species occurs in Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 38 (1913), p. 209.


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    (written 24 March 2019)