(one synonym is Darala complens Swinhoe, 1892) ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species are pale brown. The forewings of the males each have two black spots, and a sometimes faint black serrated subterminal line. Some specimens also have a similar line around the base. The hindwings have one serrated subterminal line. The males have feathery antennae and a wingspan of about 6 cms.
The females have paler wings with fainter patterns, a fatter abdomen, and thread-like antennae. The females have a wingspan of about 7 cms.
The species is found in:
Further reading :
Sphinges and Bombyces,
Catalogue of Eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the Collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 209, No. 981.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 4 (1855), p. 901, No. 23.
(written 4 January 2019)