(erroneously: Euproctis eurygona)
LYMANTRIINAE, EREBIDAE, NOCTUOIDEA
(Photo: courtesy of Ethan Beaver, Christies Beach, South Australia)
The caterpillar of this species is black with brown brown tufts of hair. The last two segments of the thorax each have four white dorsalspots, and the abdominal segments each have two red spots. Additionally, the two penultimate abdominal segemnts each have a white dorsal spot.
The caterpillar is thought to feed on a variety of
The adult moth has a hairy brown body, and brown wings. The forewings each have two vague broad darker bands across them. The moth has a wingspan of approximately 2 cms.
The species has been found in
Further reading :
Oswald B. Lower,
Revision of the Australian Hesperiadae,
Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia,
Volume 26 (1902), p. 213.
(updated 13 October 2001, 11 March 2021, 31 January 2022)