Genduara macroptila (Turner, 1911)
Long winged Snout Moth
(formerly known as Crexa macroptila)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The forewings of the male moths of this species are translucent, with dark markings near the base, along the costa and around the wingtip. The hindwings are black, each with a very large yellow area extending from the hind margin. The thorax of the male is black with brown hair. The abdomen of the male is off-white with gold hair, and has a black tail tuft. The wingspan of the males is about 4 cms.

The species occurs in Australia in

  • Western Australia,
  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Studies in Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Annals of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 10 (1911), p. 92.


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    (written 14 April 2020)