Lichenaula pelodesma (Lower, 1899)
(formerly known as Caesyra pelodesma)
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 off-white forewings, each with a speckled brown submarginal transverse band, and some brown speckling along the costa and the margin. The hindwings are off-white shading to pale brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

The species is found in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 24 (1899), p. 110.

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


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    (written 16 January 2019)