Ochthophora sericina Turner, 1902
SARROTHRIPINAE,   NOLIDAE,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moth has grey or brown forewings, each sometimes with a pale round spot near the centre, and/or white patches on the costa and wiggly dark lines. The hindwings are white, shading to brown at the edges, and have slightly concave margins. The moth has a large tuft of back-pointing hairs on the thorax, with a darker shorter collar of hairs on the head pressing against them. The wingspan is about 3 cms.

Ochthophora sericina
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species occurs in Australlia:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.

    Ochthophora sericina
    (Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 172.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New genera and species of Lepidoptera belonging to the family Noctuidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 27 (1902), p. 90.

    Paul Zborowski and Ted Edwards,
    A Guide to Australian Moths,
    CSIRO Publishing, 2007, p. 187.


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    (updated 13 November 2012, 3 January 2014)