White Tailed Porela
(previously known as Callia albifinis)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 1)
The adult male moth of this species is grey, with zig-zag markings and a white comma-shaped mark on each forewing. The hindwings are white with dark veins. The male moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The female moths are similar except the base colour of the forewings is brown. The females are also bigger, with a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species is found
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 12-13.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 6 (1855), p. 1483, No. 1.
(updated 13 April 2009)