Oncopera intricata Walker, 1856
Tasmanian Corbie
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@yahoo.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.


female
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Maydena, Tasmania)

The species is found in

  • Tasmania.


    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    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.

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

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

    Thomas J. Simonsen,
    Splendid Ghost Moths and their Allies,
    A Revision of Australian Abantiades, Oncopera, Aenetus, Archaeoaenetus and Zelotypia (Hepialidae),
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 12,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 2018.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 7 (1856), p. 1559, No. 1.


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    (updated 24 May 2010, 7 April 2018)