Gallaba ochropepla Turner, 1903
Grey Gallaba
NOTODONTINAE,   NOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Gallaba ochropepla
(Photo: courtesy of Donald Hobern, Blackheath, New South Wales)

The adult moth of this species has fawn or grey forewings with a faint pattern of darker lines and speckles. The male also has a pale patch on each forewing costa. The hindwings are paler with no pattern, even paler toward the bases, and have recurved margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Gallaba ochropepla
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: part 2)

The species is found in

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria: part 2,
    Tiger Moths and their Allies - Noctuoidea (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 12-13.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 28 (1903), p. 69, No. 25.


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    (updated 7 April 2013)