Stenoptena icmaea (Meyrick, 1915)
(previously known as Eulechria icmaea)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stenoptena icmaea
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species have pale brown forewings with dark patches. The hindwings are brown, fading towards the bases. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Stenoptena icmaea
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species has been found in Australia 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, 2000, pp. 133-134, 136-137, 140.

    Edward Meyrick,
    OECOPHORIDAE,
    Exotic Microlepidoptera,
    Volume 1, Part 10 (1915), p. 299.


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    (written 11 November 2012, 10 January 2015)