Euphiltra eroticella Meyrick, 1883
(one synonym: Euphiltra thermozona Turner, 1894)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

This adult moth of this species has white forewings which are each crossed by two broad black and brown bands, and have a complex pattern of black and brown markings along the margin. The hindwings are grey. The head is white and the thorax is black. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Ian Baird, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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. 143, 150-153.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera VIII Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 7, Number 4 (1883), p. 458, No. 27.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Moreton Bay,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 137.


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    (written 6 December 2017)