(previously known as Sittina rhoda)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(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 :
Further reading :
New species of eastern and Australian Heterocera,
The Annals and Magazine of Natural History,
Series 7, Volume 9 (1902), p. 82.
(written 2 October 2019, updated 15 March 2021)