Lichenaula melanoleuca Turner, 1898
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings, each with a bold pattern of angled black lines. The hindwings are off-white, shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading:

    Ian McMillan,
    Lichenaula melanoleuca,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Wednesday, July 14, 2010.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Xyloryctidae of Queensland,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 4 (1898), p. 19, No. 52.


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    (written 14 January 2019)