Tachystola acroxantha

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Tachystola acroxantha
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Oecophoridae
Genus: Tachystola
Species: T. acroxantha
Binomial name
Tachystola acroxantha
(Meyrick, 1885)[1]

Tachystola acroxantha is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is native to Australia, but is an invasive species in Europe. It was probably imported with Australian plants.

The wingspan is 13–15 mm. The moth flies from May to September depending on the location.[2]

The larvae feed on withered leaves and leaf-litter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Meyrick, E. 1885: Descriptions of Australian micro-Lepidoptera. XII. Oecophoridae-(Continued.) Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales, 9: 1045-1082. BHL [See p. 1066; original reference for ' Ocyst[ola]. acroxantha, n.sp. ']
  2. ^ Ian Kimber (January 1, 1998). "Tachystola acroxantha". ukmoths.org.uk. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 

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