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


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

The adult moths are greyish brown, with two white streaks along each forewing, one strong and long, and one weak and short. The males are similar to but darker than the females. The male moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • 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)