Lophopepla triselena (Lower, 1902)
(previously known as Eomystis triselena)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lophopepla triselena
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The Caterpillars of this species have been found feeding on

  • Yellow Tulipwood ( Drypetes australasica, EUPHORBIACEAE ).

    The adult moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm. They have brown forewings, each with a variety of pale markings, including two small and one elongated large red-edged white spots. The hindwings are white.

    The species has been found in Australia 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. 81-82.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of New Genera and Species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), pp. 240-241.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 182.


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    (updated 8 August 2010, 12 January 2015)