(previously known as Teara guenei)
ANTHELINAE, ANTHELIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
Peter Marriott & Stella Crossley
(Photo: courtesy of Michael Jefferies, Stanthorpe, Queensland)
These Caterpillars may be found feeding on various species of Wattles ( MIMOSACEAE ), including :
The adult moths of this species are dark brown, with two white spots on each forewing, and one on each hindwing. The male moths have a wingspan of about 3.5 cms. The female moths have a wingspan of about 4.5 cms.
The species is found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 40.3, p. 395.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 20-21.
Characters of a few Australian Lepidoptera, Collected by Mr. Thomas R. Oxley,
Transactions of the Entomological Society of London,
New Series, Volume III, Number 8 (1856), p. 284, No. 2, and also Plate 18, fig. 9.
(updated 19 October 2010, 19 May 2014, 23 July 2019)