Lichenaula calligrapha Meyrick, 1890
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lichenaula calligrapha
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moths of this species have white wings with black blotches. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 22.19, p. 227.

    Ian McMillan,
    Lichenaula calligrapha, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, July 21, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), pp. 48-49, No. 39.


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    (updated 27 May 2011, 6 February 2015)