Discophlebia lipauges Turner, 1917
(previously known as Oenone xenopis)
OENOSANDRIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Discophlebia lipauges
(Photo: courtesy of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics Photography Group, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada)

These moths are greyish brown. The forewings each have a pale mark near the middle, and a number of submarginal jagged lines, which often include a dark zone between two such lines near the base. The hinwings are pale grey-brown, with broad dark margins. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species has been found over the southern half of Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Lepidopterological gleanings,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 29 (1917), p. 74.


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    (written 5 November 2016)