(one synonym : Darala uniformis Swinhoe, 1892)
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
Ken Fairey & Stella Crossley
Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, from
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art
These Caterpillars are brown and hairy, and feed on various species of
The adult moths of this species are brown, with two white spots on each forewing often separated by a white hyphen, which may be nearly fused. Usually there is a single white spot on each hindwing. The moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found over much of Australia, including
Further reading :
Issue 50 (September 2008), pp. 27-31,
Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.
Description of New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 14 (1891), p. 192.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 11.
(updated 18 August 2012, 22 July 2019)