Pterolocera rubescens (Walker, 1865)
(formerly known as Darala rubescens)
ANTHELINAE ,   ANTHELIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans,
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

(Photo: courtesy of Mark Ridgway, The Basin, Victoria)

The adult moths of this species are rusty red, with off-white antennae. The wings each have a submarginal arc of dark spots. The forewing tips are rounded. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 31, Supplement 1 (1865), pp. 370-371.


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    (written 24 October 2016, updated 5February 2017)