Abantiades fulvomarginatus Tindale, 1932
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Abantiades fulvomarginatus
female, 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 4, Part 4 (1932), p. 534, fig. 61,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

This species has grey forewings, each having a four variable vague darker grey eyespots, and a brown line along the costa. The hindwings are grey, each with a a brown line along the costa. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The male moths have a wingspan of about 11 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 16 cms.

Abantiades fulvomarginatus
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 4, Part 4 (1932), p. 534, fig. 60,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), pp. 534-535, figs. 60, 61, 62.


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    (written 7 September 2016)