Olene dryina (Lower, 1900)
(one synonym is Laelia ostracina Turner, 1902)
LYMANTRIIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has fawn forewings each with narrow scalloped white-edged bands and some dark spots. The hindwings are plain fawn. The wingspan of the moth is about 4 cms.

The species is found in :

  • New Guinea,

    as well as in Australia in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 33.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 200.


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    (written 22 September 2018)