Niphonympha oxydelta (Meyrick, 1913)
(formerly known as Calantica oxydelta)
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moth has off-white forewings, each with a large dark brown triangle in the middle of the costa, a series of short diagonal brown stripes on the costa by the wingtip, and a brown eye-spot on the wingtip. The hindwings are off-white with dark wingtips. The moth has a wingspan of about 0.8 cm.


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

The species occurs in:

  • India,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Plutellidae
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 1 (1913), p. 147.


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    (written 31 March 2019)