Oncopera alboguttata Tindale, 1933
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oncopera alboguttata
male, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 5 (1933), p. 30, fig. 50,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, with variable markings, including groups of pale spots. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The wingspan of the male is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 5 cms.

Oncopera alboguttata
female, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 5 (1933), p. 30, fig. 52,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian ghost moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae). Part II,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5 (1933), pp. 30-33, and figs. 48-55.


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    (written 31 December 2016)