Porela rhabditis (Turner, 1932)
(previously known as Lasiomorpha rhabditis)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Porela rhabditis
female
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)

The female adults are pale grey with brown veins, and with white patches and black markings on each forewing. The female moths have a wingspan of about 4.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Northern Territory, and
  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 56 (1932), pp. 187-188.


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    (written 11 May 2020)