Porela euthyerges Turner, 1941
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
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and
Stella Crossley

Porela euthyerges
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult moths of this species have greyish wings which lose their scales very easily. The forewings are crossed by three wavy dark lines, and have a white centred circle near the middle. The hindwings are grey with a vague broad submarginal band. The bases the hindwings of the male are covered in brown fur. The wingspan of the males is about is about 4 cms. The wingspan of the females is about is about 5 cms.

Porela euthyerges
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    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 7 May 2020)