(formerly known as Eremonoma porphyrica)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(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 :
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.
(written 24 November 2018)