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

Aenetus trigonogrammus
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Gin Gin, Queensland)

The adult male moths have green forewings, each with a tapering pale brown line along the costa, a narrow white submarginal band, and a large off-white area at the base. The hindwings are plain off-white. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The females are unknown.

The species has been found in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Ethan Beaver, Michael D. Moore, Alejandro Velasco-Castrillón, John R. Grehan, Mark I. Stevens,
    Four new species of Splendid Ghost Moths (Lepidoptera: Hepialidae: Aenetus) from Australia and Papua New Guinea,
    Zootaxa,
    Volume 47809, Part 3 (July 2020), pp. 449-474.


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    (written 13 August 2020, updated 14 August 2020)