Philenora omophanes (Meyrick, 1886)
Delicate Philenora
(previously known as Scaeodora omophanes)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth of this species is brown with faint dark markings, including two vague jagged lines across each forewing . The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 1.5 cms.

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

The species has been caught in :

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), p. 731-732, No. 62.

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


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    (written 7 July 2013)