Analcodes escharias (Meyrick, 1921)
(one synonym is Analcodes hyperchyta Turner, 1947)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species are dark brown, with a diagonal pale band near the base, and a pale triangular spot on the costa by the wingtip, of each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • 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, pp. 181, 306-310, 313.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1921), p. 402.


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    (written 22 December 2018)