LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Graeme Cocks, Townsville, Queensland)
These caterpillars are thought to feed on the foliage of various species in MYRTACEAE including
The adults are brown or grey, with a dark dot near the middle of each forewing. The female moths have a wingspan of about 4 cms. The male moths have a wingspan of about 3 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia, Melbourne University Press, 1990, p. 390.
A. Jefferis Turner,
New Australian Lepidoptera,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 187.
(written 25 December 2012)