Pinara rufescens Walker, 1886
(previously known as Eumeta sesioides)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The female moths have off-white forewings each with a submarginal arc of orange-edged black spots. The hindwings are off-white, each with a grey smudge at the tornus. The females are have a wingspan of about 4.5 cms.

The males moths have dark red forewings with white markings. The hindwings are plain rusty brown. The males are have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.

The species has been found in

  • Queensland.


    Further reading :

    Arthur G. Butler,
    Descriptions of 21 new genera and 103 new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from the Australian region,
    Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
    1886, Part 4, pp. 387-388, No. 9.


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    (written 23 April 2020)