Garrha rubella (Turner, 1939)
(previously known as Jefferis rubella)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Garrha rubella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has pimkish brown forewings which each have a variable pattern of dark rusty brown spots. The hindwings are a uniform pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

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

The species has been found in eastern Australia, including:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Australian Capital Territory, and
  • Tamania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Oecophorine Genera of Australia I: The Wingia Group (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 3,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne 1994, p. 301.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A second revision of the Lepidoptera of Tasmania,
    courtesy of the
    Library Open Repository, University of Tasmania Library,
    Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania,
    1938, p. 92.


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    (written 2 October 2018)