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

Barea phaeomochla
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Dingley Village, Victoria)

The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each stippled with dark brown, and with three irregular bands of dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Barea phaeomochla
(Photo: courtesy of Pete Woodall, O'Connor, Australian Capital Territory)

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria.


    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, p. 169.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: VII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 63 (1938), p. 43, No. 800.


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    (written 14 November 2019, updated 22 January 2020)