LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)
The adult moth of this species 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:
Further reading :
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.
(updated 14 April 2009)