Boydia stenadelpha (Lower, 1905)
(formerly known as Hypertricha stenadelpha)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has speckled brown forewings, each with two incomplete grey stripes. The hindwings are brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan of the moths is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera, No. XXII,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 29 (1905), pp. 110-111.

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


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    (written 1 January 2019)