Acorotricha crystanta Meyrick, 1913
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

These adult moths have forewings which are white, each with a short brown streak along part of the costa, some dark dots near the middle, and several dark dots along the margin. The hindwings are off-white. The head, thorax, abdomen, and tail tuft, are white. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland.


    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, pp. 226-229, 236.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1913), p. 121.


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    (written 7 April 2019)