Yponomeuta pustulellus (Walker, 1863)
(one synonym: Yponomeuta grossipunctella Guenée, 1879)
YPONOMEUTINAE,   YPONOMEUTIDAE,   YPONOMEUTOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moth has off-white forewings with black spots, with a black overlapping cluster around the margin. The hindwings grey or brown colour,fading to white at the bases. The head is white, and the thorax is white with two prominent black spots. The abdomen has alternating bands of brown and white hairs. The wingspan of the moth is about 2 cms.


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

The species occurs in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Tortricites & Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 28 (1863), pp. 533-532, No. 20.


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    (written 2 April 2019)