(one synonym : Aspiducha monotona Grünberg, 1923)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult moths of this species are brown sometimes with a series of pale lines along the forewings which give the impression that the wings are pleated. The wings have scalloped margins, and the forewings have slightly hooked wingtips. The males have a dark spot near the middle of each forewing, and a wingspan of about 4 cms. The females have no dark spot, and have a wingspan of about 6 cms.
This species appears to occur in
The DNA evidence indicates that specimens currently called Pararguda crenulata fall into at least four distinct clusters. So it is likely that four or more different species have been clumped in various collections.
Further reading :
Thomas P. Lucas,
Descriptions of new Australian Lepidoptera, with additional localities for known species,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Series 2, Volume 8 (1894), pp. 137-138.
(written 18 October 2014, updated 17 August 2018)