Barea atmophora Turner, 1916
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea atmophora
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Riddells Creek, Victoria)

The moths of this species have a complex pattern of light and dark brown on each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia, including:

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    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. 167.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), pp. 345-346.


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    (written 7 January 2017)