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

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

The adult moth of this species has patchy brown forewings, each with vague pale streaks and dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 2.5 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Clerarcha,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Saturday, October 9, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 54, No. 49.


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    (written 1 January 2019)