Porela homospila Turner, 1924
Desert Porela
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Porela homospila
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The moth is grey with zigzag bands on the forewings. The hindwings are plain off-white, often each with a diffuse darker band or base. The sexes are quite similar, except in size. The male moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.

The species has been found in:

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


    Further reading :

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 12-13.

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Lasiocampidae.,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 49 (1924), p. 414, subsp. of No. 23.


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    (updated 14 April 2009)