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

Plectobela ecliptica
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The adult moth of this species has a yellow head with a brown collar, and yellow forewings each with a narrow brown margin, and a submarginal brown arc. The hindwings are silvery grey. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 104.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-Lepidoptera: Part XI,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), pp. 765, 775-776. No. 31a, 320.


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    (written 14 November 2020)