Machetis diamochla Turner, 1941
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Machetis diamochla
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moths of this species have white forewings each with a light and dark brown markings, including broad dark irregular cross. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia III: The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 8,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2000, pp. 59, 60.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 66 (1941), p. 411, No. 1400.


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    (written 3 September 2018)