Pararguda nana (Walker, 1855)
(formerly known as Opsirhina nana)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths have brown forewings, each with a small dark spot in the middle, a submarginal arc of dark spots, and crossed by two narrow faint grey bands. The hindwings are brown, each with a vague broad grey stripe. The wingspan is about 2 cms.

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Tasmania.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 6 (1855), p. 1421. No. 4.


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    (written 18 April 2020)