Chionogenes drosochlora (Meyrick, 1907)
(formerly known as Anticrates drosochlora)
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Chionogenes drosochlora
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have shiny white forewings, each with some brown speckles around the margin. The hindwings are white. The moths have a wingspan of about 1.7 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

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


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australasian Micro-lepidoptera. XIX. Plutellidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 32, Part 4 (1907), p. 84, No. 126.


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    (written 4 April 2019)