Euphiltra epilecta Turner, 1917
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This adult moth of this species has a white head, black thorax, and white forewings which are each crossed by two irregular and iterrupted black bands. The hindwings are grey. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


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

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • 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. 152-153.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 107.


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    (written 2 October 2018)