Abantiades moesta Tindale, 1932
(formerly known as Bordaia moesta)
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Abantiades moesta
monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
, listed as Bordaia moesta, tinted digitally,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), p. 508, fig. 17,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The moths of his species have dark brown forewings with silvery markings. The hindwings are plain dark brown. The antennae are bipectinate. The moths have a wingspan of about 6 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), p. 508, fig. 17.


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    (written 9 September 2016)