PANACELINAE, EUPTEROTIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult male and female moths are rather different. The male is brown with a dark line across each wing. and the forewing tips are hooked. The wingspan of the male is about 3 cms.
The female is grey. The wingspan of the female is about 4 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), pp. 358-359.
(written 28 March 2019)