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

Oncopera brunneata
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

These caterpillars are thought to feed on dead leaves.

The adult moths have brown forewings with a pattern of pale and dark splotches. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 2.5 cms.

The species is found in eastern Australia, including:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 18.11, p. 149.

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5, Part 1 (1932), pp. 33-34, and figs. 64-65.


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    (updated 24 May 2010)