Atalopsis heniocha (Meyrick, 1886)
(formerly known as Machaeritis heniocha)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species are pale brown, with some darker brown markings on each forewing, including a long vague dark mark along the basal part of the costa, and a short dark mark on the costa nearer the wingtip, and another short dark mark near the middle of the hindmargin. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 253-256.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XII. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 1, Volume 10, Number 4 (1886), pp. 769-770, No. 404.


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    (written 22 December 2018)