Lophocorona pediasia Common, 1973
LOPHOCORONIDAE ,   LOPHOCORONOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
&
Stella Crossley

Lophocorona pediasia
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have white forewings each with brown markings including three broad ragged marks on the costa. The hindwings are plain pale brown. The moths have a wingspan of about 1 cm.

The species is found only in the arid inland areas of the southern half of Australia, including

  • South Australia.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    A new family of Dacnonypha (Lepidoptera) based on three new species from southern Australia, with notes on the Agathiphagidae,
    Journal of the Australian Entomological Society,
    Volume 12 (1973), p. 21.

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 16.4, p. 138.

    Axel Kallies,
    Moths of Victoria: Part 6,
    Ghost Moths - HEPIALIDAE and Allies
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2015, p. 5.


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    (updated 9 March 2009, 10 october 2013)