Plectophila pyrgodes Turner, 1898
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Plectophila pyrgodes
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings with two broad dark bars across each one. The male has yellow areas on the forewings also. The hindwings are pale brown in the male and dark brown in the female. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species is found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Plectophila pyrgodes, Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Monday, July 5, 2010.


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    (updated 22 April 2009)