Porela amathodes Turner, 1924
Western Porela
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

This moth has grey forewings, each with markings including a complex brown stripe along the costa, an irregular outlined white trident at the base, and a narrow outlined white zigzag submarginal band. The hindwings are grey with a vague dark submarginal arc ending in a dark spot at the tornus. The veins of all the wings are brown and end in a dark spot. The grey scales on the wings fall off very easily leaving those areas of the wings translucent.

The species has been found in:

  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Lasiocampidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 49 (1924), pp. 414-415, No. 25.


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    (written 25 April 2020)