Panacela syntropha Turner, 1922
PANACELINAE,   EUPTEROTIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Panacela syntropha
male
(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.

Panacela syntropha
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The female is grey. The wingspan of the female is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in Australia, in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    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.


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    (written 28 March 2019)