Oncopera intricoides Tindale, 1933
Intricoid Corbie
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oncopera intricoides
female, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
, digitally tinted,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5 (1933), p. 26, fig. 36,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult moths have blotchy dark brown forewings with some sparse black and yellow markings. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The wingspan of the females is about 6 cms. The wingspan of the males is about 4 cms.

Oncopera intricoides
male, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
, digitally tinted,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum,
Volume 5 (1933), p. 26, fig. 35,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The species is found in south-eastern Australia, including:

  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 18.11, p. 149.

    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 II,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5 (1933), pp. 25-27, and figs. 33-36.


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    (written 11 October 2016)