Commonia hesychima (Turner, 1922)
(previously known as Destolmia hesychima)
NOTODONTINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Little Desert, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species have grey wings, with grey-brown patches on the forewings. The males have darker hindwings than the females. The wingspan is about 3.5 cms. In the resting position, the moths erect a scale crest behind the head.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 47 (1922), p. 386, No. 60.


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    (written 21 December 2015, updated 9 April 2016)