Chrysonoma consularis (Meyrick, 1913)
(previously known as Coesyra consularis)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

These adult moths have forewings which are yellow, each with dark brown bands at the base, across the middle, and along the margin. The dark brown patches have a purple sheen in live specimens.


(Photo: courtesy of Peter Koch, South Australia)

The hindwings are pale 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:

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • South Australia, and
  • 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. 289.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 4 (1913), p. 119.


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    (written 31 October 2012, updated 10 January 2015, 3 September 2019)