Zelleria cyanoleuca (Lower, 1908)
(one synonym is Zelleria perimeces Turner, 1923)
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zelleria cyanoleuca
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Melbourne, Victoria)

The adult moth has speckled grey-brown forewings, each with a dark diagonal anteromedial band, and a dark area along the margin. The hindwings are pale brown. Its natural posture has the head down and the rest of the body pointing diagonally straight up backward. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera. No. XXV,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), p. 118.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 47 (1923), p. 167.


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    (written 4 August 2020)