Enlopholepis mediolinea (Turner, 1938)
(formerly known as Eulechria mediolinea)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Enlopholepis mediolinea
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with various patchy brown markings, including a double fragmented brown line running from the base, one curving to meet the hind-margin, the other curving to meet the costa, and a brown patch around the apex extending along the margin and the hind-margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening at the wing-tips. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

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

The species is found in Australia in:

  • 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. 235-236, 238-240.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 63 (1938), p. 28, No. 715.


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    (written 1 June 2019)