Lichenaula choriodes Meyrick, 1890
(one synonym : Lichenaula melanosema Turner, 1898)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have a white head, a white forewings with dark brown patches and speckles. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Lichenaula choriodes, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Tuesday, July 20, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 50.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 4 (1898), p. 20, No. 55.


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    (written 21 February 2015)