Orescoa orites (Turner, 1941)
(formerly known as Eudrymopsis orites)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moths of this species have brown forewings each with a dark spot near the middle. The hindwings are brown, darkening toward the wingtips. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Australian Capital Territory.


    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, pp. 426, 428-429.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 66 (1941), p. 406, No. 1358.


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    (written 3 December 2018)