Barea meridarcha (Meyrick, 1889)
(formerly known as Placocosma meridarcha)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea meridarcha
(Photo: courtesy of Ken Harris, Yarra Ranges, Victoria)

The moths of this species have dark brown forewings, each with several ragged white and yellow patches. The hindwings are brown. The head is white with a black collar. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • 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.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera XV: Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3, Part 4 (1889), pp. 1576-1577, No. 590 (122a).


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    (written 14 January 2017)