Abantiades centralia Moore & Beaver, 2020
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory)

The adult male moths typically have brown forewings each with some faint scroll markings, and two white flashes The anterior flash is often broken. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan of the male is about 8 cms. The male moths appear to have tripectinate antennae.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory)

The adult female moths typically have grey forewings each with some faint scroll markings. The hindwings are plain grey. The wingspan of the female is about 12 cms. The female moths have thread-like antennae.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory)

The species is found in central Australia, including:

  • Northern Territory.


    Further reading :

    Michael D. Moore, Ethan Beaver, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, and Mark Stevens,
    Four new tri-forked species of the Australian genus Abantiades Herrich-Schaffer Lepidoptera Hepialidae from the "dark obscura clade",
    Zootaxa,
    Volume 4801, Part 1 (June 2020) pp. 115-141.


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    (ritten 20 June 2020)