Ardozyga mesochra

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Ardozyga mesochra
Ardozyga mesochra.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gelechiidae
Genus: Ardozyga
Species: A. mesochra
Binomial name
Ardozyga mesochra
(Lower, 1894)
  • Gelechia mesochra Lower, 1894
  • Protolechia mesochra

Ardozyga mesochra is a species of moth of the Gelechiidae family. It is found in Australia, where it has been recorded from Queensland,[1] New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.[2]

The wingspan is 11–16 mm. The forewings are whitish-ochreous, faintly yellowish-tinged and with four or five fine oblique dark fuscous marks on the costa, usually very small, sometimes connected or absorbed into a moderate streak extending from near the base to five-sixths. There is a broad rather dark fuscous streak along the dorsum and termen to the apex, the upper edge irregular, more or less marked with blackish, variably prominent at one-third, two-thirds, and near the apex, and indented between these. The hindwings are grey, darker posteriorly.[3]


  1. ^ Don Herbison-Evans & Stella Crossley (22 March 2008). "Ardozyga mesochra". Archived from the original on 15 August 2008. Retrieved 13 February 2009. 
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  3. ^ Proc. Linn. Soc. N.S.W. 29 (2) : 365