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

Diocrogephyra rhodobapta
digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths have pale brown forewings, each with two or three dark spots, dark areas along the costa and at the base, and a submarginal arc of six dark daggers. The hindwings are pale brown. The thorax has a crest of hairs. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found 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. 182-187.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 63 (1938), p. 43, No. 799.


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    (written 31 May 2019)