Heterochyta aprepta (Turner, 1947)
(formerly known as Macrobella aprepta)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Heterochyta aprepta
(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 off-white veins. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Heterochyta,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 30, 2010.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XIV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 72 (1947), p. 148, No. 2179.


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    (written 7 January 2019)