Aenetus ocellatus Tindale, 1932
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aenetus ocellatus
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Western Australia)

The adult female moths of this species basically have brown forewings with a sinuous pattern of paler patches with black outlines, some with orange filling. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The males have a white background to the forewings, and have white hindwings. The head, thorax, and abdomen are brown. The wingspan is about 10 cms.

The species is found in Western Australia


Further reading :

Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 17.3, p. 149.


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(updated 14 July 2009)