Genduara contermina (Walker, 1865)
Tan Clear Winged Snout Moth
(one synonym : Genduara picta Lucas, 1895)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Genduara contermina
female
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The adult moths of this species are brown, with a submarginal arc of black spots, and a white spot near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings are greyish-brown. The thorax of the males is black whereas that of the females is white. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in

  • Northern Territory,
  • Queensland, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 14-15.

    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), p. 572, No. vi 1472.


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    (updated 28 March 2009)