Eremaea zonospila (Lower, 1893)
(formerly known as Bombyx zonospila)
LASIOCAMPINAE,   LASIOCAMPIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley

Eremaea zonospila
(Photo: courtesy of Dianne Clarke, Cunnamulla, Queensland)

The adult moths of this species are white, with forewings that each have two black-edged orange zigzag transverse lines, or sometimes just arcs of orange and black dots. The hindwings are grey-brown each with one or two vague darker transverse bands. The moths have fluffy white hair on the head, femurs, and the thorax. The abdomen is brown with a white tuft on the tip. The wingspan is about 4 cms.

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

The species has been found in Australia in :

  • New South Wales,
  • South Australia, and
  • Western Australia.


    Further reading :

    Oswald B. Lower,
    New Australian Lepidoptera,
    Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
    Volume 17 (1893), pp. 150-151.


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    (written 5 January 2019, updated 22 February 2019)