Lichenaula ignota Lower, 1898
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lichenaula ignota
(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 1.7 cms.

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

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

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

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Xyloryctidae of Queensland,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 4 (1898), p. 21, No. 60.


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    (written 7 January 2019)