Nemepeira punicea (Turner, 1938)
(one synonym is Coesyra eremopola Turner, 1941)
OTHER OECOPHORINAE
OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Nemepeira punicea
(Photo: courtesy of Andrew Mitchell, Australian Museum)

The moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a pink line along the costa, two rusty transverse lines, a further rusty arc along the margin and a pink and rusty brown line along the hind margin. The hindwings are shiny grey. The head is pink, and the thorax pink and brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in:

  • South Australia, 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, pp. 412, 414-415, 417, 428.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. VII,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 63 (1938), p. 45, No. 816.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Oecophoridae. X,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 66 (1941), pp. 403-404, No. 1340.


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    (written 2 December 2018)