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Concealer Moth

Scientific Name
Barea confusella
Scientific Author
(Walker, 1864)
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae: Oecophorinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Wingspan about 2 cm. Forewings with a blotchy black and white pattern, hindwings a silky fawn colour. Uncus of moderate length, distally slightly down-curved; gnathos long, slender, beak- like, arms scobinate above, distal section of gnathos scobinate at base; valva broad at base, tapering distally, costa setose, distally produced to a long, apically acute process, having a tapering, outwardly directed ventral projection, sacculus with an inwardly directed distal process, a raised, setose pulvinus near base of costa; juxta bilobed, fusiform appendages well-defined, from base to near valval pulvinus; aedeagus strongly recurved at base, ventral margin of orifice drawn out to a fine apex, cornutus a long, sinuous spine.

References

- Common, I.F.B. (2000). Oecophorine Genera of Australia III. The Barea Group and Unplaced Genera (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae). Monographs of Australian Lepidoptera, Vol. 8. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 453 pp.
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 01:39 AEST
Last Updated
19/03/2014 22:27 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Concealer Moth (Barea confusella) Updated on 3/19/2014 10:27:12 PM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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