Symphyta oxygramma (Lower, 1902)
(formerly known as Bombyx oxygramma)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult male moths of this speciess have brown or grey forewings, each with a dark spot near the middle, narrow black veins in white stripes extending from near the base to the margin, a submarginal dark zigzag line, and some yellowish tinting near the base. The hindwings are white with chequered margins. The male moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms.

The species has been found in

  • New South Wales, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald Bertram Lower,
    Descriptions of new genera and species of Australian Lepidoptera.,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 26 (1902), p. 213.


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    (written 13 May 2020)