Erythrobapta haemalea (Turner, 1944)
(one synonym is Leptocroca plinthinopa Meyrick, 1920)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Erythrobapta haemalea
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have yellowish-brown forewings each with a variable pattern of smudged dark spots. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Erythrobapta haemalea
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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, Melbourne, 2000, pp. 140, 141, 143-145.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2 (1920), p. 368.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Microlepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 41 (1916), p. 347.


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    (written 3 September 2018)