Genduara rhoda (Swinhoe, 1902)
(previously known as Sittina rhoda)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species have brown forewings each with white markings including a wide irregular broad white transverse band, which in the male is partly transparent. The hindwings are brown each with a narrow pale band. The moths have fluffy off-white hair on the head and thorax, and a brown hairy abdomen. The wingspan is of the male is about 3 cms. The wingspan is of the male is about 5 cms.

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • South Australia
  • Western Australia, and
  • Northern Territory,


    Further reading :

    Charles Swinhoe,
    New species of eastern and Australian Heterocera,
    The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
    Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), p. 82.


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    (written 2 October 2019)