Atelophleps tridesma Turner, 1940
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Atelophleps tridesma
(Photo: courtesy of Dave Britton, of the Australian Museum, and the Australian National Insect Collection)

The adult moths of this species are dark brown each with four off-white bars across each forewing two of which touch to make a 'V' shape. The hindwings are off-white, each with a broad pale grey band around the margins. The head is white. The thorax and abdomen are dark brown. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    A revision of the Australian Arctiidae (Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 51 (1940), p. 74, No. 52.


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    (written 10 June 2017)