Eremnozona straminea (Turner, 1917)
(one synonym: Pleurota tyrochroa Turner, 1939)
BAREA GROUP
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

PEremnozona straminea
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth has yellow forewings, each with a large dark patch by the margin. The hindwings are brown, fading to white at the bases. The labial palps are large, the lower half being covered in voluminous pale scales, and the distal half being naked. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been found in:

  • Queensland,and
  • New South Wales.


    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. 87, 88, 90, 91, 193.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 41 (1917), p. 78.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VIII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 64 (1939), pp. 59-60, No. 912.


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    (written 20 October 2014, updated 10 January 2015)