Lichenaula comparella (Walker, 1864)
(one synonym is Lichenaula callisema Turner, 1898)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with a bold curly dark brown pattern. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan of the moths is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

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

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), pp. 681-682, No. 59.


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    (written 7 January 2019)