Barea dryocoetes (Turner, 1939)
(formerly known as Eulechria dryocoetes)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea dryocoetes
(Photo: courtesy of David Akers, Won Wron, Victoria)

The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with extensive pale brown markings, and several dark brown blobs of varying sizes. The hindwings are off-white, shading to brown at the wingtips. The labial palps are long, and are normally held curving upward in front of the head. The wingspan is about 1.8 cms.

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

The species is native to Australia, occurring in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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, p. 162.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1939), p. 57, No. 903.


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    (written 9 November 2017, updated 26 December 2019)