Diceratucha xenopis (Lower, 1902)
Small Stub Moth
(previously known as Oenone xenopis)
OENOSANDRIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Diceratucha xenopis
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriot, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)

These moths are grey, with darker speckly forewings. The moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms.

The species is found over the southern half of inland Australia, including:

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 2,,
    Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A)
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 6-7.

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 227.


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    (updated 21 December 2009)