Neurochyta edna (Swinhoe, 1902)
(one synonym is Eremonoma plinthica Turner, 1941)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Neurochyta edna
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have speckled pale brown forewings. and rusty-red hindwings. The wingspan of the males is about 2.5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 3 cms.

Neurochyta edna
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Western Australia.

    Neurochyta edna
    showing undersides
    (Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    Descriptions of new Eastern and Australian moths,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), p. 166.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), p. 51.


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    (written 5 January 2019)