Genduara albicans (Swinhoe, 1892)
formerly known as Sitina albicans
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Genduara albicans
female, drawing by Charles Swinhoe, listed as Sitina albicans
,
Catalogue of eastern and Australian Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the Oxford University Museum,
Part 1: Sphinges and Bombyces (1892), Plate VI, Fig. 10,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Smithsonian Libraries.

The adult female moths of this species have patchy brown, forewings, each with two transverse white zigzag lines, and with a black patch on the inner margin. The hindwings are paler with a dark submarginal band. The thorax of the females is covered in white scales. The males are black with transparent wings with dark brown veins.

The species occurs in eastern Australia, including

  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory.


    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. 268, No. 1245, and also Plate 6, Fig. 10.


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    (updated 28 March 2009)