Lichenaula maculosa (Turner, 1898)
(previously known as Polynesa maculosa)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lichenaula maculosa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have white wings, with black spots on the forewings. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

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


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    (updated 27 May 2011)