Phauloplana xiphomorpha (Turner, 1940)
(formerly known as Ocystola xiphomorpha)
WINGIA GROUP,
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phauloplana xiphomorpha
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has yellow forewings, each with a thin dark brown streak along the costa, and a thick dark brown streak along the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The head is yellow, and the thorax dark brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. IX,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 65 (1940), p. 434, No. 1155.


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    (written 26 February 2019)