Discophlebia celaena (Turner, 1903)
Variable Stub Moth
(previously known as Themerastis celaena)
OENOSANDRIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Discophlebia celaena
(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.

Discophlebia celaena
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriot, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

The species is found over the south-east quarter of Australia, including:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    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.


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    (updated 21 December 2009)