Pheraspis polioxutha Turner, 1903
NOTODONTINAENOTODONTIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Axel Hausmann, SNSB, Zoologische Staatssammlung Muenchen)

The adult moths of this species are fawn, with forewings that are each crossed by dark zig-zag lines. The hindwings are orange shading to brown at the hind margins. The abdomen is orange with a grey tip. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 28 (1903), p. 62.


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    (written 6 March 2018)