Mimobrachyoma eusema (Lower, 1900)
(formerly known as Oecophora eusema)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species have brown forewings each with two dark spots, and a dark border to the thorax. The hindwings are brown darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • South 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. 407, 409-411, 416.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), pp. 413-414.


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    (written 2 December 2018)