Lichenaula laniata Meyrick, 1890
(one synonym : Lichenaula sternoides TP Lucas, 1901)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths of this species are white with an variable network of brown bands on each forewing. The hindwings are brown fading to white at the bases. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), pp. 47-48.

    Thomas P. Lucas,
    Queensland Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland
    Volume 16 (1901), pp. 86-87.


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    (written 23 January 2015)