(one synonym : Clathe anthracica Turner, 1902)
LASIOCAMPINAE, LASIOCAMPIDAE, BOMBYCOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Marilyn Hewish, Moths of Victoria - Update 59)
These Caterpillars feed on the foliage of various species in MYRTACEAE, including :
The adults are brown or grey, with a white triangular patch near the hind margin of each forewing. The male moth has a wingspan of about 2.5 cms. The female moth has a wingspan of about 3.5 cms.
The species is found over the eastern half of Australia, including:
Further reading :
Ian F.B. Common,
Moths of Australia,
Melbourne University Press, 1990, pls. 12.18,12.19, p. 390.
Moths of Victoria - Part 1,
Silk Moths and Allies - BOMBYCOIDEA,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2008, pp. 12-13.
Lepidoptera Heterocera, Addenda,
List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum,
Part 3 (1855), pp. 772-773, No. 1.
(updated 13 April 2010, 10 December 2017, 15 March 2021)