Abantiades tembyi Moore & Beaver, 2020
HEPIALIDAE,   HEPIALOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


male
(Photo: courtesy of Brett and Marie Smith, Ellura Sanctuary, South Australia)

The adult male moths typically have brown forewings each with some faint scroll markings, and two white flashes. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan of the male is about 11 cms. The male moths appear to have tripectinate antennae.


male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Ceduna, South Australia)

The species is found in

  • South Australia.

    The early stages and females are unknown.


    Further reading :

    Michael D. Moore, Ethan Beaver, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, and Mark Stevens,
    Description of two new Australian species of Abantiades Herrich-Schäffer (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae) and females of two further species with notes on their biogeography,
    Zootaxa,
    Volume 4822 (August 2020) pp. 71-93.


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    (written 10 August 2020)