Philenora aspectalella (Walker, 1864)
Little Mask Philenora
(one synonym : Tinea oecophorella Walker, 1866)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philenora aspectalella
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The moth of this species is white, with two jagged black bars across each forewing. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Philenora aspectalella
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The species has been caught in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • the south of Western Australia.

    Philenora aspectalella
    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 18.7, p. 436.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 24-25.

    Francis Walker,
    Tineites,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 29, (1864), p. 679, No. 55.

    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. 1813.


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    (updated 27 August 2012)