Brachynemata restricta (Turner, 1889)
(formerly known as Machimia restricta)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Brachynemata restricta
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The moths of this species have off-white forewings, each with some dark brown spots, including an arc around the margin. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Western Australia,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Exotic Microlepideoptera,
    Volume 2, p. 310.


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    (written 15 January 2017)