Scieropepla polyxesta Meyrick, 1890
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scieropepla polyxesta
(Photo: courtesy of Con Boekel, Dryandra Street Woodland, Canberra)

The adult moths of this species have a creamy-white head, thorax, and forewings. The hindwings are off-white, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera, Part I, Xyloryctidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 67, No. 72.


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    (written 18 January 2021, updated 8 February 2021)