Some Moths of the Oenochrominae #3.

The Pink Arhodia, Arhodia lasiocamparia is so named for the colour of its hind wings.  This is not always the case though as specimens to the light have ranged from nondescript through to purple. The larvae feed on eucalypt foliage.

A pristine male.

Hind wing showing purple colour.

Females showing colour variation.

To be continued,
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Reference and further reading, Moths of Victoria Volume 4.

 

 

Some Moths of the Oenochrominae #2.

There are three species in the genus Monoctenia, smerintharia, falernaria, and one undescribed species, MOV Monoctenia sp (1). They are large attractive moths, the larvae of which feed on eucalypt foliage.

The Dark Leaf Moth, Monoctenia smerintharia, female.

Male, the antennae are unipectinate or one sided in this genus.

The Patched Leaf Moth, Monoctenia falernaria, female.

Male.

Monoctenia (sp) 1 male.

To be continued,
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Reference and further reading, Moths of Victoria Volume 4.