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


(Photo: courtesy of Christine Darwood, Piney Ridge, Australian Capital Territory)

These adult moths have forewings which are yellow, each with a dark-edged wide brown band along the margin. The brown band curves to be tangent to the costa at the wingtip. The head and thorax are yellow, except for a dark brown collar around the head. The hindwings are pale brown. 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:

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

    The adult moths are superficially similar to those of Eulechria malacoptera, but differ in the shape of the boundary of the forewing brown marginal band.


    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. 290.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XI Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 9, Number 3 (1884), pp. 765, and 777-778, No. 323.


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    (written 19 March 2020)