Copidoris dimorpha Meyrick, 1907
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has orange-brown forewings, each with broad pale streak from base to wingtip. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

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


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Copidoris,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32 (1907), p. 141, No. 276.


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    (written 7 January 2019)