Porela notabilis (Walker, 1855)
Notable Porela
(previously known as Teara notabilis)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Porela notabilis
male
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The adult male moth of this species has grey forewings, each crossed by three wavy dark lines, and have a pale centred reniform near the middle. The hindwings are white with dark veins, and a dark area along the costa.

The female moths are similar. The moths have a wingspan of about 4.5 cms.

The species is found

  • New South Wales,
  • Tasmania, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4 (1855), p. 852, No. 10.


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    (written 8 May 2020)