Philenora elegans (Butler, 1877)
Elegant Philenora
(previously known as Pallene elegans)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Philenora elegans
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The moth of this species is white, with a broad brown margin, a jagged brown bar containing a white-edged round spot, and a brown base, to each forewing. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

The species has been caught in :

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


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    On Lepidoptera of the family Lithosiidae, in the collection of the British Museum.,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1877, p. 334, No. 58.

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


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    (updated 2 August 2011)