Oligoloba severa (Meyrick, 1883)
(one synonym is Hoplitica coenosa Meyrick, 883)
WINGIA GROUP,
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oligoloba severa
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMasters, Mount Mellum, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has variable brown forewings, each often with two or more dark wandering transverse lines, a dark spot near the middle, and some dark spots along the margin. The hindwings are brown fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    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. 282, 347, 358-360.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. VIII. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 7, Part 4 (1883), pp. 468, 470-471, No. 36.


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    (written 19 February 2019)