Stenarcha stenopa (Meyrick, 1886)
(previously known as Chiriphe stenopa)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Stenarcha stenopa
male, drawing by George F. Hampson,

Catalogue of the Arctiadæ (Nolinæ, Lithosianæ) in the Collection of the British Museum,
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum,
Volume II (1900), Plate XXV, Figure 27,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moths of this species have splochy grey forewings each crossed by two white zigzag bands. The hindwings are pale grey. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species occurs in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading:

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Arctianae) and Agaristidae in the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 265, No. 554, and also Plate 25, Figure 27,

    Edward Meyrick,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera I,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Series 2, Volume 1, Part 3 (1886), pp. 732-733, No. 63.


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    (written 31 January 2015)