Scythrophanes stenoptera Turner, 1926
Narrow-winged Notodontid
(one synonym: Gallaba diplosticha Turner, 1944)
NOTODONTINAE ,   NOTODONTIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Scythrophanes stenoptera
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 2)

The adult moth of this species has fawn or grey forewings with a faint pattern of darker sinuous lines. The hindwings are paler with no pattern, even paler toward the bases, and have recurved margins. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

Scythrophanes stenoptera
(Photo: courtesy of Lorraine Jenkins, Port Lincoln, South Australia)

The species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    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: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 51 (1926), p. 413.


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    (updated 7 April 2013)