Abantiades aurilegulus Tindale, 1932
Western Ghost Moth
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Abantiades aurilegulus
monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
tinted digitally,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), p. 521, fig. 39,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

This species has brown forewings, each with two silver flashes, which are sometimes joined at an angle. The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The moths have a wingspan of about 10 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 12-13, 20-21.

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), pp. 520-521, figs. 39, 40.


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    (written 5 September 2016)