Barea exarcha (Meyrick, 1883)
(formerly known as Phloeopola exarcha)
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea exarcha
(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 3 cms.

The species is found in Australia, including:

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


    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. 151, 153, 167.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera IX Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 8, Part 3 (1883), pp. 357-358, No. 144.


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    (written 7 January 2017)