Entometa guerinii (Le Guillou, 1841)
Guerin's Gum Snout Moth
(previously known as Lasiocampa guerinii)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings with a pattern of dark lines. The hindwings are black with an orange margin. The wingspan of the males is about 5 cms.

Entometa guerinii
male with damaged forewings
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The species is found across Australia, including

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


    Further reading :

    Elie Jean Francois Le Guillou,
    Description de huit espèces de Lépidoptères découvertes pendant le voyage de la Zélee,
    Revue Zoologique par la Societe Cuvierienne,
    Paris, 1841, p. 257, No. 4.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 10-11.


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    (updated 28 March 2009)