Pararguda crenulata (T.P. Lucas, 1894)
(one synonym : Aspiducha monotona Grünberg, 1923)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pararguda crenulata
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are brown with a series of pale lines along the forewings which give the impression that the wings are pleated. The males have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 6 cms.

Pararguda crenulata
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

This species is found in

  • Queensland,
  • New South Wales,
  • Victoria,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    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.


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    (written 18 October 2014, updated 11 February 2015)