Aenetus scripta (Scott, 1869)
(one synonym : Charagia argyrographa R. Felder, 1874)
HEPIALIDAE ,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


Female
(Photo: courtesy of David Knowles, Walcott, Western Australia)

The adult moths of this species have green or brown forewings, with rows of white spots.

The males have blue hindwings. The females have yellow hindwings. The hindwing colours fade in dead specimens. The moths have a wingspan of 8 cms.

The species is found in

  • south-western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 1.2, p. 148.

    Alexander Walker Scott,
    On the genus Charagia of Walker,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 2 (1869) pp. 33-34, No. 6.


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    (updated 23 May 2010)