Fraus basidispina Nielsen & Kristensen, 1989
Grey Fraus
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


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

The adult moths have fawn forewings, each with a broken pale streak from base to margin, and two submarginal arcs of pale spots. The hindwings are plain fawn. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species is found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ebbe Nielsen & Niels Peder Kristensen
    Primitive Ghost Moths : Morphology and Taxonomy of the Australian Genus Fraus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae s. lat.)
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 1,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1989, p. 145.


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    (written 3 Febuary 2017)