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

Abantiades sericatus
Female
(Photo: courtesy of Mark Heath, Western Australia)

The female adult moths of this species basically have pale brown forewings with a sinuous pattern of white patches with black outlines, Each forewing has two or three orange and blue eyespots. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The head and thorax are black, and the abdomen is brown. The wingspan is about 7 cms.

The males are similar, but have white forewings with the sinuous pattern, and have plain white hindwings. The moths have unipectinate antennae.

The species is found in Western Australia

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(updated 23 May 2010)