Bordaia pica Mallee Ghost Moth
Tindale, 1932
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Bordaia pica
monochrome grey-scale drawing by 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. 507, fig. 16,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by South Australian Museum.

The moths of his species have dark grey forewings with translucent silvery markings. The hindwings are a paler shade of grey. The antennae are bipectinate. The male moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms. The male moths have a wingspan of about 7 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, pp. 24-25.

    Norman B. Tindale,
    Revision of the Australian Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera Homoneura, Family Hepialidae) ,
    Records of the South Australian Museum,
    Volume 4, Part 4 (1932), pp. 507-508, fig. 16.


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    (written 9 September 2016)