Pheraspis rectilinea Turner, 1941
(originally known as Phreraspis rectilinea)
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The adult moths of this species have grey forewings, each with several dark zigzag submarginal lines. The hindwings are pale brown shading to orange at the bases. The abdomen is orange with a black hairy tail.


(Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)

The undersides are plain pale grey.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    underside
    (Photo: copyright of Uwe Path, Alice Springs, Northern Territory)


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, (1941), p. 40.


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    (written 3 June 2014)