Stenoptena icmaea (Meyrick, 1915)
(previously known as Eulechria icmaea)
BAREA GROUP,
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stenoptena icmaea
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings with dark patches. The hindwings are brown, fading towards the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Stenoptena icmaea
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, 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. 133-134, 136-137, 140.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Oecophoridę,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 10 (1915), p. 299.


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    (written 11 November 2012, updated 14 September 2018, 15 August 2019)