Oncopera parva Tindale, 1933
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Oncopera parva
male, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 5 (1933), p. 39, fig. 79,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, with variable pale markings. The hindwings are brown shading to off-white along the costa. The wingspan of the male is about 3 cms. The wingspan of the female is about 3.5 cms.

Oncopera parva
female, monochrome grey-scale photo by Norman B. Tindale
,
Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae),
Records of the South Australian Museum, Volume 5 (1933), p. 39, fig. 80,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian ghost moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae). Part II,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 5 (1933), pp. 36-38, figs. 73-76, and also figs. 79-81.


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    (written 31 December 2016)