Airogephyra ochrosticta (Turner, 1944)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species have a vague pattern of light and dark brown on each forewing, including some dark spots, and a short dark streak from the base. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 1.7 cms.

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

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • 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, pp. 197-198.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of the Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. XII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 69 (1944), p. 267, No. 1806.


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    (written 8 December 2018)