The Lasiocampidae #3


Moths in this genus are very attractive, five species are noted for Victoria in MOV 1, and two have come to the light locally, Genduara punctigera and Genduara subnotata, all females. Food plants include the Cherry Ballart, Exocarpos cupressiformis. Males and females have pectinate antennae, and the common name of Clear-winged Snout Moths refers to the males that have semi transparent wings. The first, with abbreviated wings, recorded in 2007, was noticed walking across the sandy ground at Providence Ponds Flora and Fauna Reserve.

Genduara punctigera.

Genduara subnotata.

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Reference and further reading,
Moths of Victoria Volume 1