Pinara obliqua (Walker, 1855)
Angled Pinara
(one synonym : Rhinogyne calligama R.Felder, 1874)
LASIOCAMPINAE ,   LASIOCAMPIDAE ,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
( donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Pinara obliqua
Male
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

The Caterpillar feeds the foliage of :

  • Gum Trees ( Eucalyptus, MYRTACEAE ).

    The adult male and female moths are different in appearance. The male has dark brown forewings, and darker hindwings with broad orange margins. The males have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

    Pinara obliqua
    Female
    (Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)

    The female moth has pale grey forewings, each with a submarginal row of dark brown spots. and pale grey hindwings. The females have a wingspan of about 5 cms.

    The species is found in the south-eastern quarter of Australia, including:

  • New South Wales, and
  • Victoria.


    Further reading :

    Ian F.B. Common,
    Moths of Australia,
    Melbourne University Press, 1990, pl. 12.9, p. 391.

    Peter Marriott,
    Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
    Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA
    ,
    Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 14-15.

    Francis Walker,
    Lepidoptera Heterocera,
    List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
    Part 4 (1855), p. 973, No. 2.


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    (updated 10 April 2009)