Genduara macqueeni (Turner, 1936)
MacQueen's Snout Moth
(formerly known as Crexa macqueeni)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings, each shading black toward the base, crossed by a faint pale narrow zigzag band, with a subterminal arc of nine dark spots and brown veins. The hindwings of the males are brown, each shading to dark grey along the costa. The hindwings of the female are grey with a white line.. The wingspan of the males is about 3 cms. The wingspan of the females is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland,
    Volume 47 (1936), p. 47,


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    (written 10 April 2020)