White Spotted Snout Moth
LASIOCAMPINAE , LASIOCAMPIDAE , BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)
This Caterpillar has been found feeding on the leaves of:
The adult butterflies are grey with a white spot and two black-edged white lines on each forewing. The hindwings are brown.
The males are smaller, having a wingspan of about 4 cms. The females have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
The species occurs over much of eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, figs. 39.5, 39.6, p. 389.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 8-9.
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 6 (1855), p. 1419-1420, No. 2.
(updated 13 April 2010)