(previously known as Eumeta sesioides)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of CSIRO/BIO Photography Group, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph)
The adult male moth of this species has translucent forewings, with a dark brown basal half crossed by a narrow white band, a white comma-shaped mark near the middle, and a submarginal arc of orange-edged black spots. There is also a large black spot at the tornus. The hindwings are yellow, with a broad black area along the tornus and a broad grey area along the hind-margin. The forewing margin is slightly recurved. The male moth has a wingspan of about 3 cms.
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 also bigger, with a wingspan of about 4 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Catalogue of Lepidoptera Heterocera,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 35, Supplement 5 (1866), p. 1924.
(written 20 April 2020, updated 15 March 2021)