Euthrausta holophaea (Turner, 1908)
(previously known as Tineodes holophaea)
TINEODIDAE ,   ALUCITOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Debbie Matthews & Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

This adult moth has unsplit wings. The wings are dark brown with pale markings. The tips of the forewings are hooked, and the torni angled. The antennae and hindlegs are each longer than the length of a forewing, The moths have a wingspan of about 2 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.

    There is some confusion over this species and Euthrausta oxyprora as Turner apparently described a female of that species as this one.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 325.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera in the families Noctuidae and Pyralidae,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 32 (1908), pp. 108-109 listed as Euthrausta oxyprora.


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    (updated 5 February 2012)