Chrysonoma catoptrina (Meyrick, 1884)
(previously known as Coesyra catoptrina)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

These adult moths have forewings which are yellow, each with a dark brown band at the base, a dark line along part of the costa, and a large brown area along the margin containing pale arcs. The hindwings are dark grey-brown, fading at the bases. The head is yellow, and the thorax mainly dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.


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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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. 289.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 9, Number 3 (1884), p. 764, 776-777, No. 321.


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    (written 5 March 2019)