Stictochila delosticta (Turner, 1946)
(formerly known as Machimia delosticta)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has pale brown forewings each with a lot of black dots. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria and
  • Tasmania.


    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. 137-138.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 70 (1946), p. 107, No. 2014.


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    (written 21 February 2019)