Gonioma hospita (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
(formerly known as Cryptolechia hospita)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gonioma hospita
female, drawing by Felder & Rogenhofer, listed as Cryptolechia hospita
,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), Plate CXXXVIII, fig. 57,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species has bluish-grey forewings, each with dark markings, and a large diffuse pale area at the base and along the costa. The hindwings are pale yellow, darkening towards the margins.

The species occurs in Queensland.


Further reading :

Rudolf Felder & Alois F. Rogenhofer,
Zoologisher Theil,
Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1875), list of Plate 138, and also Plate 138, fig. 57.

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


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(updated 17 January 2011)