(formerly known as Bombyx zonospila)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(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.
The species has been found in Australia in :
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17 (1893), pp. 150-151.
(written 5 January 2019, updated 22 February 2019, 15 March 2021)