Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Barea melanodelta

Barea melanodelta OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE 

The only mention of larval food I could find is possibly dead wood,  under the bark of dead branches.
Wingspan about 20mm.




Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Barea
Species:- melanodelta










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This posting is pretty much the last of the Oecophoridae moths. Although I have quite a few more photos, I have not been able to identify them so far.
Once I have gone through all the families, I will be able to go back over the unnamed moths and either find names, or put in a collection of unnamed photos.

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Stathmopoda crocophanes STATHMOPODIDAE

This is another one of those moths that have been moved to a separate family.
I originally had it under sub family STATHMOPODINAE with the family as OECOPHORIDAE.
Some sites are still listing it as:-
Stathmopoda crocophanes STATHMOPODINAE OECOPHORIDAE
and:-  Stathmopoda crocophanes HELIODINIDAE
Larval food plant Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae).

This moth is in pretty poor condition, it has lost many of the scales on its wings. They are normally yellow with brown markings.



Family:- STATHMOPODIDAE
Sub Family:-
Genus:- Stathmopoda
Species:- crocophanes









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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

More Wingia moths

Tortricopsis semijunctella OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE 

Larval food is Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae) leaves, probably dead ones on the ground. The larvae stick a couple of leaves together and live and feed in this protective shelter.




Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:-  Tortricopsis
Species:- semijunctella










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Wingia aurata OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE

The wing span of these moths is sometimes quoted at about 20mm, but I am fairly sure this moth would have had a wing span of around 30mm.
Larval food plant is likely to be Eucalyptus (Myrtaceae).




Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Wingia
Species:- aurata



















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Wingia sp

Wingia Poss lambertella Sp OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE

It is most likely to be  Wingia lambertella based on areas where they have been collected, although many samples of Wingia rectiorella are very similar, but collected samples of W. rectiorella moths tend to be more tropical.

Wing span about 40mm.

Larval food are likely to be Eucalyptus trees, although the Wingia rectiorella are said to feed on Leptospermum lanigerum (Myrtaceae)




Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:-  Wingia
Species:- lambertella (probably)








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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Pycnocera hypoxantha

 Pycnocera hypoxantha OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE

The larval food is generally leaf litter of Eucalyptus trees.




 Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Pycnocera
Species:- hypoxantha


Slightly different markings on this one.












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  Tachystola Sp Poss stenoptera  OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE

 The larval food is generally leaf litter of Eucalyptus trees.
There are a large number of moths in the family OECOPHORIDAE family that have similar colouring and markings, so it is difficult to be sure of the identification.




Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Tachystola
Species:- stenoptera (Possibly)













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Thema brevivitella OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE


The larval food for this genus is usually leaf litter on the forest floor, and is often the leaves of the Eucalyptus trees but also sometimes other species.
You can get some idea of the size of this moth from weave of the shade cloth it is sitting on.







Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Thema
Species:- brevivitella












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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Wingia moths

Heteroteucha dichroella OECOPHORINAE OECOPHORIDAE

One similar moth is Heteroteucha kershawi.
This moth is part of the Wingia group of moths within OECOPHORINAE.

The larval food plant is Eucalyptus ( MYRTACEAE ).





Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Heteroteucha
Species:-  dichroella












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  OECOPHORIDAE OECOPHORINAE Sp  Poss Tortricopsis

I think both these moths belong to the genus Tortricopsis.
I wasn't able to find a good match for a definite ID.

It is likely that the larval food plant is also Eucalyptus (MYRTACEAE ).
These moths are part of the Wingia group of moths within OECOPHORINAE.






Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Tortricopsis
Species:- 




Family:- OECOPHORIDAE
Sub Family:- OECOPHORINAE
Genus:- Tortricopsis
Species:-












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