Anastrolos porphyrica (Turner, 1941)
(formerly known as Eremonoma porphyrica)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have all four greyish brown wings. The hindwings have a purple sheen. The forewing margins are slightly recurved. The wingspan of the males is about is about 3.5 cms. The wingspan of the females is about is about 4 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New species of Lepidoptera from the Barnard collection,
    Memoirs of the Queensland Museum,
    Volume 12, Part 1 (1941), pp. 50-51.


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    (written 24 November 2018)