(previously known as Bombyx galactades)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
The Caterpillars of this species feed on:
The Caterpillar pupates in a cocoon covered in bits of bark, on the trunk of a food tree.
The adults are brown, with zig-zag markings on each forewing. The moths have a wingspan of about 5 cms.
The species is found over in eastern Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, fig. 39.9, p. 390.
Oswald B. Lower,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 17, Part 1 (1893), p. 151.
(updated 17 April 2009, 24 February 2019)