Jeana delicatula Tindale, 1935
Delicate Jeana
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)

The adult moths of this species are greyish brown, with variable submarginal arcs of pale markings on each forewing. The males are similar to but darker than the females. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)

The species is found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 16-17.

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) Part III,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5 (1935), p. 280, and figs. 11, 12.


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    (written 18 December 2016)