(previously known as Opsirhina decorata)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)
The adult male moths of this species are orangy brown, with variable dark lines and patches on the forewings.
The females have broader forewings each with a similar and variable pattern like that of the males. The wingspan of the males is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the males is about 6 cms.
The females have dark brown thread-like antennae. The males have brown feathery antennae, each decorated with a blue line.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), p. 555.
(updated 7 December 2008, 14 August 2019, 21 August 2020, 25 April 2021)