Pararguda tephropsis (Turner, 1924)
(previously known as Digglesia tephropsis)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

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

The adult moths of this species are brown, with each forewing having variable markings, sometimes including a dark spot near the middle, a submarginal arc of dark dots, and one or two dark curved transverse lines. The hindwings are plain brown.

Pararguda tephropsis
(Photo: courtesy of Ian McMillan, Imbil, Queensland)

The species is found in Australia in:

  • Queensland, and
  • New South Wales.


    Further reading :

    A. Jefferis Turner,
    Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Lasiocampidae,
    Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
    Volume 49 (1924), p. 423, No. 44.


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    (written 19 October 2014, updated 25 February 2019)