Aloa gangara Swinhoe, 1892
ARCTIINAE ,   ARCTIIDAE ,   NOCTUOIDEA
  
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Aloa gangara
drawing by Charles Swinhoe,
,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate IV, Fig. 2,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult moth of this species is basically white or pale yellow. The forewings have strongly marked dark brown veins. The hindwings each have a broad dark brown margin and a dark brown spot on the middle. The moth has a red abdomen with some black marks. The wingspan is about 5 cms.

The species is found in

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Sphinges and Bombyces,
    Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
    Clarendon Press, Part 1 (1892), p. 171, No. 790, and also Plate 4, Fig. 2.


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    (written 28 March 2015)