Alpine Snout Moth
(previously known as Digglesia dasymalla)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Josh Grubb, Moths of Victoria - Part 1)
These Caterpillars are hairy and dark grey, with a red spot each side of each segment. The caterpillars have been found feeding on:
The adult moths of this species basically have brown wings. There is a dark mark near the middle of each forewing. The hindwings shade towards orange at the base. The wingspan of a male is about 4 cms, and of a female about 5 cms.
The species is found in alpine regions of eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, Pl. 12.10, Pl. 12.14, p. 389.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 8-9.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Revision of Australian Lepidoptera. Lasiocampidae,
Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales,
Volume 49 (1924), pp. 422-423, No. 41.
(updated 29 August 2010, 27 September 2014)