Echinognatha phanerosticta (Turner, 1933)
(formerly known as Borkhausenia phanerosticta)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Echinognatha phanerosticta
oops: abdomen missing
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The moths of this species have forewings that are pale brown, each with four dark spots near the middle, and several around the margin. The hindwings are pale brown, darkening at the margins. The head is off-white, and the thorax and abdomen brown. The wingspan is about 1.3 cms.

The species is found in Australia in:

  • 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. 283, 285, 287.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. II,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 58 (1933), pp. 91-92, No. 183.


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    (written 31 May 2019)