Euthictis xanthodelta (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Compsotropha xanthodelta)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a large off-white triangle by the base, and an incomplete off-white band across the middle. The hindwings are fawn. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Tasmania, and
  • South 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, 1994, pp. 157-159, 162.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), pp. 1636-1637, No. 674 (241b).


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    (written 27 July 2019)