Barea bathrochorda Turner, 1935
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea bathrochorda
(Photo: courtesy of Tamara Leitch, Morwell National Park, Victoria)

The moths of this species have pale speckled brown forewings each with a variable pattern of dark patches. The labial palps are long, and are normally held curving upward in front of the head. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is native to Australia, occurring in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    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. 161.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 60 (1935), p. 328, No. 380.


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    (written 9 November 2017)