Zacorus carus Butler, 1882
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zacorus carus
(Photo: courtesy of Wandiyali Images, Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has white forewings. The moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.

Zacorus carus
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

The species is found in the eastern half of Australia, including:

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

    Zacorus carus
    showing undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of Wandiyali Images, Wandiyali-Environa Conservation Area, Australian Capital Territory)


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On a small collection of Lepidoptera from Melbourne,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Fifth Series, Volume IX, Part 50 (1882), p. 103.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, pp. xii, 337-340, 347.


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    (updated 1 November 2012, 6 December 2017)