Variable Stub Moth
(previously known as Themerastis celaena)
OENOSANDRIDAE , NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriot, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)
The wings of this moth are grey, with the forewings being darker and subtlely patterned. The wingspan of the moths is about 4 cms.
The species is found over the south-east quarter of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A),
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 5-7.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 28 (1903), p. 64, No. 19.
(updated 21 December 2009)