(previously known as Odonestis centralistrigata)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
photo by George Thomas Bethune-Baker, listed as Odonestis centralistrigata,
New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea, Novitates Zoologicae, Volume 11 (1904), Plate IV, fig. 7,
image courtesy of Biodiversity Heritage Library, digitized by Natural History Museum Library, London.
The adult moths of this species basically have brown wings with some dark markings on each forewing, including a longitudinal stripe. Each of the four wings has yellow shading at the base, and two transverse grey stripes. The abdomen has yellow and brown bands.
In its natural posture, the hindwings project beyond the costas of the forewings. The wingspan is about 6 cms.
The species has been found in
and also in Australia in :
Further reading :
George Thomas Bethune-Baker,
New Lepidoptera from British New Guinea,
Volume 11 (1904), p. 397, No. 68,, and also Plate 4, fig. 7.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, p. 100.
(written 30 August 2012, updated 10 May 2016)