Eporycta hiracopis Meyrick, 1921
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eporycta hiracopis
(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. The wingspan of the moths is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Eporycta,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 30, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1921), p. 444.


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    (written 2 January 2019)