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

Barea eclecta
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Baw Baw, Victoria)

The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with splodges of light and dark brown. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland,
  • 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.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae IV,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 60 (1935), p. 323.


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    (written 14 January 2017)