Ancistromorpha phryganophanes Turner, 1946
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

These adult moths have forewings which are dark yellow forewings, each with two brown-edged white spots, dark brown along the margin. The hindwings are off-white. The head is yellow, the thorax and abdomenare brown, and the tail tuft is yellow. The wingspan is about 1.6 cms.

The species has been found in:

  • 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. 50-54.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume70 (1946), p. 98.


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    (written 8 April 2019)