ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Dick Whitford, Mt Molloy, Queensland)
The caterpillers of this species are hairy. Early instars are yellow with a black head, an off-white collar, and a broad black line along the back. The caterpillars accept young leaves of
The adult moth of this species is variable. It is usually pale brown with a number of darker spots, and a line across each wing from the middle of the hind-margin to near the wingtip, where it bends briefly by a right-angle.
The males have a wingspan of about 7 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 9 cms.
The eggs are pale brown and ellipsoidal. They are laid in an untidy array on any surface on which thay happen to alight.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2008, p. 12.
Tropical Queensland Wildlife from Dusk to Dawn Science and Art,
LeapFrogOz, Kuranda, 2015, pp. 9-10.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera: Drepanidae, Limacodidae, Zygaenidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 51 (1926), pp. 411-412.
(updated 23 July 2013, 13 January 2019)