Myrascia trijugella (Zeller, 1877)
(previously known as Oecophora trijugella)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Myrascia trijugella
(Photo: courtesy of Owen Holton, Tuggeranong Hill, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has white forewings each with bold network of dark reddish brown lines. The hindwings are pale brown fading to off-white at the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Myrascia trijugella
(Photo: courtesy of Owen Holton, Tuggeranong Hill, Australian Capital Territory)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

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


    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. 357.

    Philipp C. Zeller,
    Exotische Microlepidopteren,
    Horae Societatis Entomologicae Rossicae,
    Volume 13 (1877), pp. 393-394, and also pl. 5 fig. 136.


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    (written 12 December 2020)