Blenina lichenopa (Meyrick, 1897)
(previously known as Ceparcha lichenopa)
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Blenina lichenopa
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art

The adult moth is pale grey with wiggly dark lines and orange patches on each forewing. The hindwings are pale brown. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    Edward Meyrick,
    Descriptions of new Lepidoptera from Australia and New Zealand,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1897, p. 374.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 171.


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    (written 31 August 2013)