(one synonym: Perna metastigma Walker, 1865)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)
The moth is grey with dark bands along the forewing costas. The inner margin of each forewing has a black mark, the veins through which are red. The hindwings are plain off-white. The sexes are quite similar, except in size. The male moths have a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The species has been found in:
Further reading :
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 12-13.
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 32, Supplement 2 (1865), p. 315.
(updated 15 April 2009, 2 August 2015)