Hyponomeuta viduata Walker, 1869
(also known as Xylorycta viduata)
XYLORYCTIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown streaky forewings. The hindwings are off-white. The wingspan of the moths is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.

    The genus to which this species belongs is currently unclear.


    Further reading :

    Ian McMillan,
    Incertae Sedis,
    Xyloryctine Moths of Australia,
    Blog, Monday, April 26, 2010.

    Francis Walker,
    Heterocerous Lepidoptera,
    Characters of undescribed Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    E.W. Janson, London, 1869, p. 85, No. 46.


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    (written 7 January 2019)