Abantiades lineacurva Moore & Edwards, 2014
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Abantiades lineacurva
male
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Wandoo State Forest, Western Australia)

The male adult moths of this species have grey-brown forewings, each with variable white markings including an irregular flash from base to wing-tip. The males have a wingspan of up to 7 cms.

Abantiades lineacurva
female
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Wandoo State Forest, Western Australia)

The female moths have similar forewing patterns to the males. The females have thinner antennae and a fatter abdomen than the males, and have a wingspan up to 12 cms. Both sexes appear to have bipectinate antennae. The hindwings of both sexes are grey brown.

Abantiades lineacurva
male
(Photo: courtesy of Paul Kay, Wandoo State Forest, Western Australia)

The species is found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Michael D. Moore & E.D. (Ted) Edwards,
    Two new species of Abantiades Herrich-Schaffer (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) from Western Australia,
    Australian Entomologist,
    Volume 41, Part 1 (2014), p. 30.

    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.


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    (written 30 March 2020)