Zaphanaula hemileuca (Turner, 1896)
(one synonym : Antiopala moderata Turner, 1944)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has white forewings with brown markings. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips and have dark veins and recurved wingtips. The wingspan is up to 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I:
    The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae)

    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (1994) p. 257.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III:
    The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae)
    ,
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne (2000) p. 207.

    Ian McMillan,
    Zaphanaula,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, June 30, 2010.


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    (written 8 October 2014, updated 12 July 2019)