Lichenaula onychotypa Turner, 1939
(previously known as Polynesa onychotypa)
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Lichenaula onychotypa
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings, with indistinct black spots and speckled curved bands. The hindwings are grey with dark wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

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


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    (written 24 January 2017)