Catoryctis leucomerata (Lower, 1893)
(formerly known as Phthonerodes leucomerata)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Russell Best, Murray-Sunset National Park, Victoria)

The adult moths have rusty brown forewings each with various markings including two white patches. The hindwings are pearly pale brown, fading to off-white at the bases. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Russell Best, Murray-Sunset National Park, Victoria)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), p. 173.


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    (written 7 January 2017)