Oncopera intricata Walker, 1856
Corbie
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Drawing: courtesy of the Department of Agriculture, Tasmania)

These Caterpillars live underground, feeding on the roots of Grass ( POACEAE ).


(Drawing: courtesy of the Department of Agriculture, Tasmania)

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a dark pattern of splotches. The hindwings are plain brown.


(Picture: courtesy of the CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences)

The species is found in

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pp. 47, 145, 149.

    Gerald F. Hill,
    The Tasmanian Grass Grub, Oncopera Intricata Walker.
    A Preliminary Report on Its Life History, and Methods of Control
    ,
    Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pamphlet no. 11, 1929.

    E.J. Martyn,
    The ecology of Oncopera intricata Walker and Oncopera rufobrunnea Tindale (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae),
    Research Bulletin, No. 3 (1960), Department of Agriculture, Tasmania


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    (updated 24 May 2010)