Meioglossa pentochra (Lower, 1894)
(one synonym is Meleonoma basanista Meyrick, 1922)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Meioglossa pentochra
(Photo: copyright of Brett and Marie Smith at Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The moths of this species are off-white with a number of partly joined black bands across each forewing. The wingspan is about 1 cm.

The species is found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales (listed as Meioglossa pentochroa),
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    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, figs. 111, 124-129, pp. 87, 97, 99-100.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Heterocera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 18 (1894), p. 102.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1920), p. 513.


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    (written 12 January 2017)