Philenora undulosa (Walker, 1858)
Waved Philenora
(previously known as Acontia undulosa)
LITHOSIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The moth of this species is off-white with dark brown markings, including several jagged lines across each forewing. The hindwings are pale yellow with brown wingtips. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

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

The species has been caught in :

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.

    Philenora undulosa
    female, 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 XXXIII, fig. 25,
    image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.


    Further reading :

    George F. Hampson,
    Catalogue of the Arctiadae (Nolinae, Lithosianae) in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum,
    Volume 2 (1900), p. 510, No. 1096, and also Plate 33, fig. 25.

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

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 12 (1858), p. 797, No. 40.


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    (written 7 July 2013)