Male genitalia of Gymnobathra flavidella, from Philpott (1927). (A) Lateral view; (b) harpe, inner view; (c) juxta; (d) tegumen, obliquely dorsal view; (e) vinculum.

Belongs within: Gelechioidea.

Gymnobathra is a genus of moths endemic to New Zealand, with larvae feeding on dead wood.

Characters (from Hoare 2010): Uncus well developed and sclerotised; gnathos present; inner surface of valva with specialised patch of setae.

<==Gymnobathra Meyrick 1884P27
    |--*G. flavidellaP27
    |--G. bryaula Meyr. 1905P27
    |--G. caliginosa Philpott 1927P27
    |--G. calliplocaP27
    |--G. cenchriasP27
    |--G. coarctatella [incl. G. sarcoxantha Meyr. 1883]P27
    |--G. habropis [incl. G. philadelpha Meyr. 1883]P27
    |--G. hamatellaP27
    |--G. hyetodesP27
    |--G. omphalotaP27
    |--G. parca (Butl. 1887)P27
    |--G. squameaP27
    |--G. thetodes Meyr. 1883P27
    `--G. tholodellaP27

*Type species of generic name indicated


Hoare, R. J. B. 2010. Izatha (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Oecophoridae). Fauna of New Zealand 65: 1–201.

[P27] Philpott, A. 1927. The genitalia of the genus Gymnobathra (Oecophoridae: Lepidoptera). Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 57: 716–721.

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