Tanyzancla calliophthalma (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Peltophora calliophthalma)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Tanyzancla calliophthalma
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, Cape Arid, Western Australia)

The adult moth has yellow brown forewings each with two dark brown bands, the postmedial one with an outlined white spot in the middle, and the anteromedial one with an outlined yellow spot in the middle. The hindwings are dark brown, fading at the bases. The moth has long upcurved labial palps. The head is yellow with a dark brown collar. The thorax is yellow. The moth has a wingspan of about 2 cms.

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

The species is found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 112.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), pp. 1639-1640, No. 678.


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    (written 27 January 2021)