Porela albifinis (Walker, 1855)
White Tailed Porela
(previously known as Callia albifinis)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Porela albifinis
male
(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.

Porela albifinis
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 1)

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.

Porela albifinis
male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 1)

The species is found

  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • South Australia.

    Porela albifinis
    male underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria: Part 1)


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 12-13.

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 6 (1855), p. 1483, No. 1.


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    (updated 13 April 2009)