Tan Clear Winged Snout Moth
(one synonym : Genduara picta Lucas, 1895)
LASIOCAMPINAE , LASIOCAMPIDAE , BOMBYCOIDEA
(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 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 occurs in eastern Australia, including
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 14-15.
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.
(updated 28 March 2009)