White Tussock Moth
(previously known as Euproctis chionitis)
(Photo: courtesy of Peter Marriott, Moths of Victoria - Part 2)
The adult moth is white, except the female has a yellow brush on the tail. The antennae appear to be paler than those of the similar Acyphas semiochrea.
The wingspan of a male is about 3 cms. The wingspan of a female is about 3.5 cms.
The species is found in :
Further reading :
Peter Marriott ,
Moths of Victoria - Part 2,
Tiger Moths and Allies - NOCTUOIDEA (A) ,
Entomological Society of Victoria, 2009, pp. 16-19.
A. Jefferis Turner,
Descriptions of New Lepidoptera from Queensland,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 177.
(updated 27 May 2010)