Abantiades hydrographus (R. Felder, 1874)
formerly known as Pielus hydrographus
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Abantiades hydrographus
drawing by Rudolf Felder, listed as Pielus hydrographus
,
Zoologischer Theil, Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (1874), plate 80, fig. 3,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

These adult moths are grey-brown with variable white flashes and other more complex markings on the forewings. The hindwings are plain brown. The moths have unipectinate antennae. The male moths have a wingspan of about 8 cms.

The species is found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Rudolf Felder,
    Zoologischer Theil: Lepidoptera,
    Reise der Osterreichischen Fregatte Novara,
    Band 2, Abtheilung 2 (5) (1875), p. 8, and also Plate 80, fig. 3.


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    (written 26 March 2015)