Authomaema pentacosma (Lower, 1900)
(formerly known as Anatropia pentacosma)
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Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Authomaema pentacosma
(Photo: courtesy of the Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moth of this species has dark brown forewings, each with a large yellowish area by the base adjacent to an irregular white transverse band, and a submarginal band that is a mess of white and grey. The hindwings are pale brown darkening toward the margins. All four wings have slightly concave margins. The wingspan is about 1.2 cms.

Authomaema pentacosma
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in

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


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 25 (1900), p. 409.


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    (written 15 June 2019)