Entometa decorata (Walker, 1865)
(previously known as Opsirhina decorata)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Entometa decorata
male
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are orangy brown, with dark markings on the forewings. The males have similar coloration to the females but have narrower forewings. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

The species is found in

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    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. 555.


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    (updated 7 December 2008)