(formerly known as Mallodeta nyctopa)
PANACELINAE, EUPTEROTIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult male and female moths are rather different. The male is brown with a dark-edged band across each forewing, and the forewing tips are hooked. The wingspan of the male is about 3.5 cms.
The female is grey, sometimes with a dark spot in the middle of each forewing. The wingspan of the female is about 4.5 cms.
The species occurs in Australia, in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 47 (1922), p. 359.
(written 17 October 2014, updated 30 July 2019)