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


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

The adult moths of this species have and speckled pale grey forewings, each with several narrow curved incomplete dark transverse bands. The hindwings are pale grey or brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 52, No. 45.


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    (written 16 January 2019)