Oglasa prionosticha Turner, 1944
CALPINAE,   EREBIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oglasa prionosticha
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a pattern of dark markings, including two large dark triangles on the costa. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The wings have slightly scalloped margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Oglasa prionosticha
showing undersides
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia, and
  • Queensland.

    The genus Oglasa is inappropriate for this species, and it needs to be moved to a new genus.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 68 (1944), p. 14.


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    (written 12 May 2019)