Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Gelechiidae

 The family Gelechiidae is one of around 17 members I have found listed
from the super family Gelechioidea.
They are small, with a wingspan around 10 to 12mm. They have sharp sickle shaped upturned labial palpi and simple antennae.
There are about 800 recorded species in Australia.




Family:- GELECHIIDAE
Sub Family:- ANACAMPSINAE
Genus:-  Chaliniastis
Species:- astrapaea





Family:- GELECHIIDAE
Sub Family:- GELECHIINAE
Genus:- Macrenches
Species:- clerica










Family:- GELECHIIDAE
Sub Family:- GELECHIINAE
Genus:- Macrenches
Species:- eurybatis










The main visible difference between the last two is that M. eurybatis has cream wings with a dark stripe and M. clerica has white with a dark stripe.





Family:- GELECHIIDAE
Sub Family:- BRACHMIINAE
Genus:- Anaptilora
Species:- homoclera









All these moths are easy to overlook on the window at night. They generally fold their wings close to their bodies making a slim form around 5mm long.

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