Barantola pulcherrima Walker, 1864
(one synonym: Magostolis uranaula Meyrick, 1887)
DEPRESSARIIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings with white markings edged in rusty red, and a gold costa and margin. The hindwings are white. The wingspan is about 2 cms. The moth has very long antennae, which span about 4 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 4.3, p. 238.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 51.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29 (1864), p. 816, No. 1.


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    (updated 2 November 2008)