Telecrates melanochrysa (Turner, 1939)
(previously known as Xylorycta melanochrysa) XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Telecrates melanochrysa
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths have pale yellow forewings, each with broad dark brown bands at the base, midwing, and margin. The thorax is pale yellow, and the head dark brown. The hindwings are brown with yellow fringes. The legs are pale brown with yellow joints. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in :

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

    This species may be identical to Lichenaula arisema.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Telecrates, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 2, 2010.


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    (updated 28 May 2011)