Lichenaula drosias Lower, 1899
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lichenaula drosias
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

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

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

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • South AUstralia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), p. 102.

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


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    (written 7 January 2019)