Fraus linogyna Nielsen & Kristensen, 1989
Buttongrass Fraus
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


female
(Photo: courtesy of Axel Kallies, Moths of Victoria: Part 6)

The adult moths are greyish brown, with a narrow white streak along each forewing. The males are similar to but yellower than the females. The moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 8-9.

    Ebbe Nielsen & Niels Peder Kristensen
    Primitive Ghost Moths : Morphology and Taxonomy of the Australian Genus Fraus Walker (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae s. lat.)
    Monographs on Australian Lepidoptera Volume 1,
    CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1989.


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    (written 14 December 2016)