Barea zygophora (Turner, 1889)
(formerly known as Phloeopola zygophora)
OECOPHORINAE ,   OECOPHORIDAE ,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Barea zygophora
(Photo: courtesy of Cathy Powers, Brisbane Ranges, Victoria)

The moths of this species have speckled off-white forewings, each with three or four dark brown or black transverse often fractured zig-zag bands. The hindwings are off-white shading to brown at the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 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, p. 170.

    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), p. 1592, No. 614 (139a).


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    (written 15 January 2017)