Pernattia brevipennis Walker, 1865)
(one synonym is: Bombyx figurata Lucas, 1901)
GASTROPACHINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Buck Richardson, Kuranda, Queensland)

The adult moth of this species has a bold brown and white lattice pattern on the forewings, and plain white hindwings. It has a wingspan of about 4 cms.


(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)

The species is found in

  • Queensland


    underside
    (Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 389.

    Buck Richardson,
    Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
    LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 101.

    Francis Walker,
    Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), pp. 353-354.


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    (updated 15 February 2010)