Lithilaria ossicolor Rosenstock, 1885
Bone Moth
(one synonym : Hypoena multitricha TP Lucas, 1895)
HERMINIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Specimen: courtesy of the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney)

The adult moth is brown with each forewing having a recurved wingtip and a pair of dark chevron marks by the wingtip. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species has been reported in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 30-31.

    Rudolph Rosenstock,
    Notes on Australian Lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species,
    Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Volume 5, Part 16 (1885), pp. 425-426, No. 448.


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    (written 8 October 2001, updated 9 April 2013)