Barea leucocephala (Turner, 1896)
(formerly known as Phloeopola leucocephala)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea leucocephala
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Mallacoota, Victoria)

The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with three dark brown wiggly bands. The hindwings are pale brown. The head is white with a black collar. The wingspan is about 1.5 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, p. 149, 154, 162.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Descriptions of Micro-lepidoptera from Queensland,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 20 (1896), p. 18.


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    (written 14 January 2017)