Pararguda albida (Walker, 1865)
(formerly known as Opsirhina albida)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pararguda albida
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths have brown forewings, each with a small dark spot in the middle, a submarginal arc of dark spots, and crossed by two narrow faint grey bands. The hindwings are plain brown. The wingspan is about 6 cms.

Pararguda albida
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales, and
  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Supplement 2,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32 (1865), p. 557.


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    (written 17 April 2020)