Halone ophiodes (Meyrick, 1886)
Cryptic Halone
(previously known as Mosoda ophiodes)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Halone ophiodes
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moths of this species have forewings that have a complex pattern of shades of grey and brown. The hindwings are each yellow with brown markings, including a spot at the wingtip. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

Halone ophiodes
underside
(Photo: courtesy of Laura Levens, Upper Beaconsfield, Victoria)

The species has been caught in

  • Victoria.

    Halone ophiodes
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)


    Further reading:

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

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 729-730.


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    (updated 30 June 2010, 17 September 2013)