Lichenaula lithina Meyrick, 1890
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lichenaula lithina
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics,

The adult moth of this species has off-white forewings, each with a patchy densely stippled pattern of brown dots. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan of the moths is about 1.4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Lichenaula lithina,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Sunday, July 18, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I. Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), pp. 49-50, No. 41.


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    (written 7 January 2019)