Phthonerodes peridela Common, 1964
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Phthonerodes peridela
(Photo: courtesy of John Bromilow, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moths of this species have streaky brown forewings, each with a broad dark area along the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown, shading darker at the wingtips. The hindwings have recurved wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in :

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


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    The systematic status of the family Thalamarchellidae (Lepidoptera),
    Journal of the Entomological Society of Queensland,
    Volume 3 (1964) p. 16.

    Ian McMillan,
    Phthonerodes,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Friday, July 9, 2010.


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    (written 5 January 2020)