Orthiastis hyperocha (Meyrick, 1884)
(formerly known as Saropla hyperocha)
WINGIA GROUP,
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Orthiastis hyperocha
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a white costa, a white dogleg streak along the middle of the wing, and a white 'V' on the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is white, and the thorax white with dark brown sides. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • 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. 53, 59-61.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XI. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 9, Part 3 (1884), p. 744-745, No. 280.


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    (written 20 February 2019)