Oenochroa dinosema Meyrick, 1889
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oenochroa dinosema
(Photo: courtesy of Bronwyn King, Melba, Australian Capital Territory)

The adult moth of this species has grey speckled forewings, each with a variable dark complex pattern at the base and around the margin. The hindwings are fawn, darkening toward the wing-tips. The scales behind the head can be erected to form a crest. The moth has a wing span of about 2 cms.

Oenochroa dinosema
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory,
  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.

    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. 419-420, 423.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of Australian Micro-lepidoptera. XV. Oecophoridae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 3 , Number 4 (1889), p. 1575, No. 588.


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    (written 24 January 2021)