Philenora chionastis (Meyrick, 1886)
Dainty Philenora
(one synonym : Comarchis obliquata TP Lucas, 1890)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth of this species has brown forewings, each with avariety of white markings. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

Philenora chionastis
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Merimbula, New South Wales)

The species has been caught in :

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2, 2nd edition,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 22-23.

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 801, No. 271.


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    (updated 27 August 2012)