Eremnotypa steriphota (Meyrick, 1914)
(one synonym is Eulechria eutheta Turner, 1916)
WINGIA GOUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eremnotypa steriphota
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Jindabyne, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with dark brown markings, including a band around the base, two'V' shaped bands, and a band along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, fading to white at the bases. The moth has a white head with a dark brown collar, and a white metathorax. The wingspan is about 1.4 cms.

Eremnotypa steriphota
(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
  • Victoria.


    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. 163-164, 166.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 6 (1914), p. 163.


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    (written 19 February 2019)