Oncopera brachyphylla Turner, 1925
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oncopera brachyphylla
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. 35, fig. 67,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult male moths of this species have brown forewings, each with a variable irregular white mark in the middle. The hindwings are brown. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    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. 34-36, figs. 66-72.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    The Australian species of Oncopera (Hepialidae, Lepidoptera),
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 50 (1925), p. 273.


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    (written 31 December 2016)