(formerly known as Darala expansa)
EUPTEROTINAE, EUPTEROTIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
female, digitally repaired
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each with various markings including two dark-edged spots near the costa, separated by a straight pale-edged dark diagonal line. The hindwings are brown, each with a submarginal arc of six large dark teeth. The wingspan is about 12 cms.
The species has been found in Australia in
This moth looks remarkably like Chelepteryx chalepteryx.
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
On Queensland and other Australian Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species.,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 6, Part 2 (1891), p. 286.
(updated 30 March 2009)