Garrha phoenopis Walker, 1866
(one synonym: Hoplitica hepatitis Meyrick, 1902)
WINGIA GROUP,   OECOPHORINAE,   OECOPHORIDAE,   GELECHIOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings which each have variable pale area areas. The legs are reddish. The hindwings are a uniform brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Garrha sincerella
(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, and
  • Victoria.


    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.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera (Oecophoridae),
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 147.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1835.


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    (written 3 October 2018)