Zelleria cynetica Meyrick, 1892
YPONOMEUTINAE ,   YPONOMEUTIDAE ,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Zelleria cynetica
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Aranda, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth has speckled brown forewings. 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.

The species occurs in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 7, Part 4 (1892), p. 582, No. 156.


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    (written 31 March 2013)