ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Geoff Byrne, Coral Bay, Western Australia)
This Caterpillar is white and hairy, with a pale brown head.
The caterpillar was found feeding on
The caterpillar pupated in a white cocoon in between leaves of its foodplant.
The adult moths of this species have yellow or pale brown wings, each normally with two black spots near the costa, and with vague dark transverse arcs composed of radial black dashes. The wingspan of the female is about 4.5 cms. The wingspan of the male is about 3.5 cms.
The females have hooked tips to the forewings.
The species occurs in
Further reading :
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Saturniadae, Bombycidae, Eupterotidae, Notodontidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 47 (1922), pp. 351-352.
(written 4 November 2018, updated 8 April 2019)