Neodiphthera sulphurea Lane & Naumann, 2003
(also known as Opodiphthera sulphurea)
SATURNIIDAE,   BOMBYCOIDEA
 
Don Herbison-Evans
(donherbisonevans@outlook.com)
and
Stella Crossley


(Photo: courtesy of Graham McDonald, taken in the Iron Range, north Queensland)

These adult moths are yellow or brown. The moths have a conspicuous brown eyespot on each forewing. and a faint one on each hindwing. Each forewing also has a faint dark line across it. Each hindwing has two faint dark lines across it. There is a fading dark line at the basal end of the costa of each forewing. The wingspan is about 7 cms.

The species is found in Australia in

  • north Queensland.


    Further reading :

    David A. Lane & S. Naumann,
    A new species of Neodiphthera Fletcher (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae) from northeastern Queensland,
    The Australian Entomologist,
    Volume 30, Part 2 (June 2003), pp. 79-86.

    Graham McDonald,
    Moths of Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park,
    Metamorphosis Australia,
    Issue 76 (March 2015), pp. 10-11, fig.8,
    Butterflies and Other Invertebrates Club.


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    (written 21 February 2015)