Bassarodes siriaca Meyrick, 1910
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with a sinuous pale edge to the hind margin. The hindwings are plain grey. The head and abdomen are pale brown, but the thorax is dark brown. The males are paler than the females. The wingspan of the males is about 2 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms.

The species occurs across the tropical western Pacific, including

  • Solomon Islands

    as well as Australia in:

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Bassarodes,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Monday, October 11, 2010.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions Malayan Micro-lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1910, pp. 459-460.


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    (written 1 January 2019)