Maroga setiotricha Meyrick, 1890
XYLORYCTIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings and thorax. The forewings each have a black spot near the middle. The hindwings of the male are white. The hindwings of the female are grey, each with a pale yellow costa. The abdomen is grey with sparse tufts of orange hair. The wingspan is about 6 cms.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    female, underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading:

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Lepidoptera. Part I,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 13 (1890), p. 40.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Maroga setiotricha Meyr.,
    The Entomologist, Volume 34 (1901), p. 209.


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    (written 5 October 2012)